Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii

Wieland Meyer, David M. Aanensen, Teun Boekhout, Massimo Cogliati, Mara R. Diaz, Maria Carmela Esposto, Matthew Fisher, Felix Gilgado, Ferry Hagen, Sirada Kaocharoen, Anastasia P. Litvintseva, Thomas G. Mitchell, Sitali P. Simwami, Luciana Trilles, Maria Anna Viviani, June Kwon-Chung

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Abstract

This communication describes the consensus multi-locus typing scheme established by the Cryptococcal Working Group I (Genotyping of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii) of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) using seven unlinked genetic loci for global strain genotyping. These genetic loci include the housekeeping genes CAP59,GPD1, LAC1, PLB1, SOD1, URA5 and the IGS1 region. Allele and sequence type information are accessible at http://www.mlst.net/.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-570
Number of pages10
JournalMedical mycology
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 2009

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus gattii
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Genotyping
  • Multi locus sequence typing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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    Meyer, W., Aanensen, D. M., Boekhout, T., Cogliati, M., Diaz, M. R., Esposto, M. C., Fisher, M., Gilgado, F., Hagen, F., Kaocharoen, S., Litvintseva, A. P., Mitchell, T. G., Simwami, S. P., Trilles, L., Viviani, M. A., & Kwon-Chung, J. (2009). Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. Medical mycology, 47(6), 561-570. https://doi.org/10.1080/13693780902953886