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Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii.
This communication describes the consensus multi-locus typing scheme established by the Cryptococcal Working Group I (Genotyping of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii) of the International Society
Hybrid genotypes in the pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans.
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The authors propose the existence of two species, C. neoformans (Sanfelice) Vuillemin and C. bacillisporus Kwon-Chung, which differ in geographical distribution, serotypes and ecological origin, and within each species three AFLP genotypes occur.
pmoA Primers for Detection of Anaerobic Methanotrophs
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New pmoA primers for the detection of “Ca. Methylomirabilis oxyfera”-like methanotrophs were developed and successfully tested on freshwater samples from different habitats, expanding existing molecular tools for the study of methanOTrophs in the environment.
Cryptococcus neoformans Strains and Infection in Apparently Immunocompetent Patients, China
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High incidence of cryptococcosis in these patients is in contrast to reports from other countries, and it is unclear why this is the case.
Molecular Identification of T4 and T5 Genotypes in Isolates from Acanthamoeba Keratitis Patients
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Genotyping allowed for the detection of new strains and provided an etiological link between source and infection in Acanthamoeba keratitis and can allow for accurate categorizing of physiological differences, such as strain virulence, between isolates and clades.
High-Throughput Detection of Pathogenic Yeasts of the Genus Trichosporon
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The Luminex 100, a novel flow cytometer, provided a rapid means of detection of Trichosporon species with the flexibility to identify species in a multiplex format by combining different sets of beads.
Unique hybrids between the fungal pathogens Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii.
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This study is the first to describe naturally occurring hybrids between C. neoformans and C. gattii, which are believed to be monokaryotic, and diploid or aneuploid.
Indicator microbes correlate with pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and helminthes in sand at a subtropical recreational beach site
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Evaluated the presence and distribution of pathogens in various zones of beach sand and their relationship with environmental parameters and indicator microbes at a non‐point source subtropical marine beach.
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