The isolation, characterization and antifungal susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans from bird excreta in Klang Valley, Malaysia

Tay, S.T.; Chai, H.C.; Na, S.L.; Hamimal, H.; Rohani, M.Y.; Soo-Hoo, T.S. (2005) The isolation, characterization and antifungal susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans from bird excreta in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Mycopathologia, 159 (4). pp. 509-513. ISSN 0301-486X

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    Abstract

    The occurrence of Cryptococcus neoformans in bird excreta in Klang valley, Malaysia was determined in this study. Of 544 samples of bird excreta collected from a local zoo, pet shops and public areas, 20 strains of C. neoformans were isolated. All C. neoformans strains were serotype A and thus identi�ed as C. neoformans variety grubii. All did not produce color changes on canavanine�glycine�bromothymol blue agar. All were of a-mating types, as determined by a pheromone-speci�c PCR assay. The antifungal susceptibility testing using agar di�usion method Neo-sensitabs showed that all were susceptible to amphotericin B, �uconazole and itraconazole.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Mycopathologia
    Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Antifungal, bird excreta, Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii, Malaysia, mating type, serotype
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: hamimah hamimah hassan
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 09:23
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 09:23
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3561

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