Clinical and environmental isolates of Cryptococcus gattii from Australia that retain sexual fecundity.

@article{Campbell2005ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and environmental isolates of Cryptococcus gattii from Australia that retain sexual fecundity.},
  author={Leona T. Campbell and J Alexander Fraser and Connie B. Nichols and Fred Dietrich and Dee Carter and Joseph Heitman},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 8},
  pages={1410-9}
}
Cryptococcus gattii is a primary pathogenic yeast that causes disease in both animals and humans. It is closely related to Cryptococcus neoformans and diverged from a common ancestor approximately 40 million years ago. While C. gattii has a characterized sexual cycle dependent upon a dimorphic region of the genome known as the MAT locus, mating has rarely been observed in this species. In this study, we identify for the first time clinical (both human and veterinary) and environmental isolates… CONTINUE READING

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