The isolation, characterization and antifungal susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans from bird excreta in Klang Valley, Malaysia

@article{Tay2005TheIC,
  title={The isolation, characterization and antifungal susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans from bird excreta in Klang Valley, Malaysia},
  author={S. T. Tay and Hwa Chia Chai and Shiang Ling Na and H. Hamimal and Mojtaba Rohani and Tuck Soon Soo-Hoo},
  journal={Mycopathologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={159},
  pages={509-513}
}
The occurrence of Cryptococcus neoformans in bird excreta in Klang valley, Malaysia was determined in this study. Of 544 samples of bird excreta collected from a local zoo, pet shops and public areas, 20 strains of C. neoformans were isolated. All C. neoformans strains were serotype A and thus identified as C. neoformans variety grubii. All did not produce color changes on canavanine–glycine–bromothymol blue agar. All were of α-mating types, as determined by a pheromone-specific PCR assay. The… CONTINUE READING
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