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Temperature-sensitive strain of Cryptococcus neoformans producing hyphal elements in a feline nasal granuloma.

Authors
  • Bemis, D A
  • Krahwinkel, D J
  • Bowman, L A
  • Mondon, P
  • Kwon-Chung, K J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2000
Volume
38
Issue
2
Pages
926–928
Identifiers
PMID: 10655419
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report the isolation of a temperature-sensitive, serotype A, mating type alpha strain of Cryptococcus neoformans from a case of nasal cryptococcosis in a cat. The strain grew extremely slowly at 35 degrees C and failed to grow at 37 degrees C in vitro. Histopathological sections of the infected tissue revealed yeast cells producing hyphae up to several hundred micrometers in length, in addition to numerous encapsulated yeast cells typical of C. neoformans. The cultures grown on yeast extract-peptone-glucose agar at 35 degrees C also produced some yeast cells with germ tube-like hyphal elements up to 100 microm in length.

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