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.
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- Microbiology (medical)