Genotypic diversity of environmental Cryptococcus neoformans isolates from Northern Portugal
- Autores: Ferreira AS, Inacio J, Maduro AP, Martins Mda L, Sampaio A, Silva I, Teles F
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Mycoses
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23848429
The Cryptococcus neoformans/C. gattii species complex members are the main agents of systemic cryptococcosis. This disease is believed to be acquired from the environment via fungal cell inhalation. Often, isolates recovered from environmental and clinical sources have proven to be genotypically similar. We assessed the occurrence of C. neoformans and C. gattii in environmental substrates collected in a Portuguese region.