Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of Cryptococcus neoformans isolates from environmental (pigeon excreta) and clinical sources in New York City

B. P. Currie, L. F. Freundlich, A. Casadevali

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Abstract

Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of environmental (pigeon excreta) and clinical Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans isolates in a limited geographic area distinguished 6 strains among 8 environmental isolates and 12 strains among 17 clinical isolates. Clusters of patients with three strain types accounted for 47% of clinical isolates. Despite this diversity, two strains were shared by environmental and clinical isolates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1188-1192
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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