Laccase activity in Cryptococcus gattii strains isolated from goats.


Cryptococcosis is a life-threatening infection in humans and animals caused by encapsulated yeasts of the genus Cryptococcus. Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii are the main agents of this mycosis. Until 2002 C. gattii was classified as a variety of C. neoformans but now is accepted as an independent species. The laccase (phenoloxydase) enzyme… (More)

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