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Volume 11, Number 11—November 2005

Cryptococcus gattii in AIDS Patients, Southern California

Sudha Chaturvedi*†, Madhu Dyavaiah*, Robert A. Larsen‡§, and Vishnu Chaturvedi*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, USA; †State University of New York, Albany, Albany, New York, USA; ‡University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA; §Los Angeles County Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Table 1

Cryptococcus neoformans (Cn) and Cryptococcus gattii (Cg) strains used in this study for standardization of reagents*

Strain identity Variety/species Mating type Source
H99 (NYSD 1649) CnVG α New York State Herbarium, Albany, NY
KN99α CnVG α J. Heitman, Duke University, Durham, NC
KN99a CnVG a J. Heitman, Duke University, Durham, NC
IUM96–2828 CnVG a B.L. Wickes, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX
NIH12 (ATCC 28959) CnVN α ATCC, Manassas, VA
JEC21 CnVN α J.C. Edman, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA
JEC20 CnVN a J.C. Edman, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
NIH430 (ATCC 28958) CnVN a ATCC, Manassas, VA
NIH433 (ATCC 34875) CnVN a ATCC, Manassas, VA
NIH444 (ATCC 32609) Cg α ATCC, Manassas, VA
NIH191 (ATCC 32608) Cg a ATCC, Manassas, VA
NIH198 Cg a K.J. Kwon-Chung, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
WM0135 Cg a W. Meyer, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
WM-138 Cg a W. Meyer, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
UM2 Hybrid (A/D) α/a F. Dromer, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France
UM8 Hybrid (A/D) α/a F. Dromer, Instotite Pasteur, Paris, France

*ATCC, American Type Culture Collection; VG, var. grubiii; VN, var. neoformans.

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