Isolation of a Cryptococcus neoformans serotype A MATa strain from the Italian environment.

@article{Viviani2001IsolationOA,
  title={Isolation of a Cryptococcus neoformans serotype A MATa strain from the Italian environment.},
  author={Maria Anna Viviani and Maria Carmela Esposto and Massimo Cogliati and Maria Teresa Montagna and Brian L. Wickes},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          383-6
        }
}
Cryptococcus neoformans is a heterothallic basidiomycete which possesses a bipolar mating system based on two mating type alleles, MATa and MATalpha. In the type variety, C. neoformans var. neoformans, both mating types have been found among strains of one serotype, serotype D, whereas only MATalpha was identified after extensive survey of serotype A strains. Serotype A MA Ta appeared to be extinct or to exist only in a vestigial, non-functional form. We report the isolation of a C. n. var… CONTINUE READING

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