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Six monophyletic lineages identified within Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii by multi-locus sequence typing

Bovers, M. and Hagen, F. and Kuramae, E.E. and Boekhout, T. (2008) Six monophyletic lineages identified within Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii by multi-locus sequence typing. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 45, 400-421. ISSN 1087-1845.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2007.12.004

Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii are closely related pathogenic basidiomycetous yeasts in which six haploid genotypic groups have been distinguished. The two haploid genotypic groups of C. neoformans have been described as variety grubii and variety neoformans. The four C. gattii genotypic groups have, however, not been described as separate taxa. One hundred and seventeen isolates representing all six haploid genotypic groups were selected for multi-locus sequence typing using six loci to investigate if the isolates consistently formed monophyletic lineages. Two monophyletic lineages, corresponding to varieties grubii and neoformans, were consistently present within C. neoformans, supporting the current classification. In addition, four monophyletic lineages corresponding to the previously described genotypic groups were consistently found within C. gattii, indicating that these lineages should be considered different taxa as well.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS)
ID Code:4748
Deposited On:29 Sep 2009 02:00
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