Decreased susceptibility of melanized Cryptococcus neoformans to UV light

Y. Wang, A. Casadevall

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Abstract

Melanized Cryptococcus neoformans cells were less susceptible than nonmelanized cells to the fungicidal effects of UV light. Phenoloxidase- catalyzed production of melanin-like pigments may serve to protect the fungus against ionizing radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3864-3866
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume60
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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