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Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008


Cryptococcus neoformans Strains and Infection in Apparently Immunocompetent Patients, China

Jianghan Chen*, Ashok Varma†, Mara R. Diaz‡, Anastasia P. Litvintseva§, Kurt K. Wollenberg†, and Kyung J. Kwon-Chung†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; †National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; ‡University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA; §Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA;

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Information on 7 Cryptococcus neoformans strains previously determined as M5 of MLST*

Strain Geographic origin Source MAT Year MLST type VN type Reference
Jt743 Italy Unknown α Unknown M5 VNI S. Maesaki
Jp1086 Japan Human lung α 1999 M5 VNI S. Maesaki
Jp1088 Japan Human lung α 1999 M5 VNI (10)
mal 212 i Malawi CSF α 1999 Μ5 VNI (25)
C48 USA Bronchial lavage α 2001 Μ5 VNI (10)
C8 USA CSF α 2001 Μ5 VNI (10)
A5 36–17 USA Pigeon excreta α 2002 Μ5 VNI (10)

*MLST, multilocus sequence typing; MAT, mating type; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid.

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