Serologic Grouping of Cryptococcus neoformans

D. E. Wilson, J. E. Bennett, Johnsie W. Bailey

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One hundred and six isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans were investigated by agglutination and absorption studies with anti-cryptococcal sera. In addition to the three previously reported serotypes, a fourth serotype was distinguished and designated type D. Of the 106 isolates from man and nature, 69.8% were type A, 10.4% were type B, 6.6% were type C, and 4.7% were type D, 3.8% reacted with more than one serum, and 4.7% were untypable. The majority of type B and C strains were obtained from California, suggesting the possibility of major differences in the distribution of cryptococcal serotypes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)820-823
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1968
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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