Structures similar to the melanin 'ghosts' of melanized cryptococcal cells were isolated from pigeon excreta contaminated with Cryptococcus neoformans, and their growth in pigeon excreta supported melanization. The results suggest that environmental C. neoformans cells are melanized and imply that initial infection may involve exposure to melanized cells.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection and Immunity|
|State||Published - Oct 7 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases