RRC ID 32621
Author Hsu MM, Chang JC, Yokoyama K, Nishimura K, Miyaji M.
Title Serotypes and mating types of clinical strains of Cryptococcus neoformans isolated in Taiwan.
Journal Mycopathologia
Abstract Twenty-one strains of Cryptococcus neoformans isolated from patients in Taiwan were characterized for serotypes and mating types. Slide agglutination test was performed with 8 factor-specific sera (Iatron Company, Japan) to determine the serotypes. Wheat bran agar (WBA) and malt extract agar (MEA, Wickerham) media were used for the mating tests. Twenty of the isolates were of serotype A, and one was serotype B. Except for 2 strains of serotype A, all of the serotype A strains mated with Filobasidiella neoformans var. neoformans, mating type a. The only serotype B strain mated with F. neoformans var. bacillispora mating type a in MEA medium. These data revealed the low prevalence (1/21; 4.8%) of C. neoformans var. gattii in Taiwan, a subtropically located isoland.
Volume 125(2)
Pages 77-81
Published 1994-2
PMID 8028646
MeSH Cryptococcosis / epidemiology Cryptococcosis / microbiology* Cryptococcus neoformans / classification* Humans Mycological Typing Techniques Prevalence Serotyping Taiwan / epidemiology
IF 1.476
Times Cited 10
Pathogenic microorganisms IFM 5844 IFM 5845 IFM 5849 IFM 5851 IFM 5854 IFM 5855 IFM 5856 IFM 5857 IFM 5859