Differential killer toxin sensitivity patterns of varieties of Cryptococcus neoformans.

@article{Boekhout1997DifferentialKT,
  title={Differential killer toxin sensitivity patterns of varieties of Cryptococcus neoformans.},
  author={Teun Boekhout and Gloria Scorzetti},
  journal={Journal of medical and veterinary mycology : bi-monthly publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={147-9}
}
Ten different killer sensitivity types are distinguished within Cryptococcus neoformans, namely four in var. neoformans and six in var. gattii. All strains of the var. gattii investigated were inhibited by killer toxins of C. laurentii CBS 139, whereas those of the var. neoformans were not. Killer sensitivity patterns are an easy-to-use method to differentiate between the two varieties of the clinically important yeast C. neoformans, and may be of help in epidemiological surveys.