Presence of alpha and a mating types in environmental and clinical collections of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii strains from Australia.

@article{Halliday1999PresenceOA,
  title={Presence of alpha and a mating types in environmental and clinical collections of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii strains from Australia.},
  author={Catriona L. Halliday and Tien Thanh Bui and Mark B. Krockenberger and Richard Malik and David H. Ellis and Deidre A Carter},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={2920-6}
}
Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii lives in association with certain species of eucalyptus trees and is a causative agent of cryptococcosis. It exists as two mating types, MATalpha and MATa, which is determined by a single-locus, two-allele system. In the closely related C. neoformans var. neoformans, the alpha mating type has been found to outnumber its a counterpart by at least 30:1, but there have been very limited data on the proportions of each mating type in C. neoformans var. gattii. In… CONTINUE READING

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