Azole-resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus is an emerging worldwide threat as it precludes the use of one of the 3 major classes of antifungal drugs to treat chronic and invasive aspergillosis . In addition to the well-known environmental emergence of azole-resistant A. fumigatus strains, associated with the use of fungicides in agriculture [2,3], the development of in-host resistance, facilitated by medical antifungal use, has been described . Investigations involving linked sets of (isogenic) clinical isolates of A. fumigatus sequentially recovered from individual patients, are extremely important in order to improve our understanding of how azole resistance develops in-host. Here we present the whole genome sequences of 13 clinical isogenic A. fumigatus isolates. These isolates were cultured from a single patient suffering from invasive aspergillosis over a period of 2 years. This patient underwent a wide range of antifungal therapies and the resultant isolates acquired multiple azole resistance in-host during the course of infection. The data presented here is related to our research paper titled “In-host microevolution of Aspergillus fumigatus: a phenotypic and genotypic analysis” which describes the phenotypic characterisation of these clinical isolates . The raw sequence data was deposited in the NCBI Sequence Read Archive (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sra), under BioProject ID number PRJNA528395.
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