Cryptococcus neoformans shows a remarkable genotypic diversity in Brazil.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The genotypic diversity of Brazilian Cryptococcus neoformans strains was analyzed. The majority of the samples were alphaA (65%), followed by alphaB (17.5%), alphaD (9%), alphaAaD hybrids (5%), and alphaC (3.5%). A considerable genotypic diversity occurred within C. neoformans var. grubii, and a new amplified fragment length polymorphism genotype, 1B, was recognized.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barreto de Oliveira, MT; Boekhout, T; Theelen, B; Hagen, F; Baroni, FA; Lazera, MS; Lengeler, KB; Heitman, J; Rivera, ING; Paula, CR

Published Date

  • March 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1356 - 1359

PubMed ID

  • 15004118

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC356826

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.42.3.1356-1359.2004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States