Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii infection in northern Australia: existence of an environmental source other than known host eucalypts.

@article{Chen1997CryptococcusNV,
  title={Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii infection in northern Australia: existence of an environmental source other than known host eucalypts.},
  author={Sharon C.A. Chen and Bart J Currie and Heather M. Campbell and Dale Fisher and Timothy J. Pfeiffer and David H. Ellis and Tania Christine Sorrell},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1997},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={547-50}
}
The 2 known host trees of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii, Eucalyptus camaldulensis and E. tereticornis, do not occur naturally in the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. Nine clinical isolates of C. neoformans var. gattii from the NT were analysed by random amplification of polymorphic deoxyribonucleic acid (RAPD) and polymerase chain reaction 'fingerprinting'. Two isolates were assigned to RAPD profile VGI, previously established as the common RAPD profile. The… CONTINUE READING
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