Control of Cryptococcus neoformans in nature by biotic factors.

  title={Control of Cryptococcus neoformans in nature by biotic factors.},
  author={Antonio Ruiz and J. B. Neilson and Glenn S. Bulmer},
  volume={20 1},
Two bacterial species (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus subtilis) isolated from pigeon droppings, displayed anti Cryptococcus neoformans activity on 4 of 6 media and sterilized pigeon droppings. Acanthamoeba palestinensis trophozoites isolated from pigeon droppings ingested and killed 99.9% of C neoformans cells after 7 days of incubation. Mites and sow bugs (Metoponorthus pruinosus) isolated from pigeon droppings appear to be fungivorous. These findings suggest that many organisms that… CONTINUE READING

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