An atypical, pigment-producing Metschnikowia strain from a leukaemia patient.

  title={An atypical, pigment-producing Metschnikowia strain from a leukaemia patient.},
  author={Vincenzo Savini and Marijke Hendrickx and Maurizio Sisti and Gioviana Masciarelli and Marco Favaro and Carla Fontana and Lucia Pitzurra and Daniela Arzeni and Daniela Astolfi and Chiara Catavitello and Ennio Polilli and Claudio Farina and Paolo Fazii and Domenico D’Antonio and Dirk Stubbe},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  volume={51 4},
A yeast strain was isolated from the sputum sample of a leukaemia patient in the Spirito Santo Hospital of Pescara, Italy. The fungus produced a pigment that formed a reddish halo around colonies, and was identified and deposited as a Metschnikowia spp. (accession number IHEM 25107-GenBank accession number JQ921016) in the BCCM/IHEM collection of biomedical fungi and yeasts (Bruxelles, Belgium). Although the physiology of the strain was close to that of Metschnikowia sinensis, the D1/D2… 

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