Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii

Med Mycol. 2009;47(6):561-70. doi: 10.1080/13693780902953886.


This communication describes the consensus multi-locus typing scheme established by the Cryptococcal Working Group I (Genotyping of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii) of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) using seven unlinked genetic loci for global strain genotyping. These genetic loci include the housekeeping genes CAP59,GPD1, LAC1, PLB1, SOD1, URA5 and the IGS1 region. Allele and sequence type information are accessible at .

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Consensus Sequence
  • Cryptococcus gattii / genetics*
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / genetics*
  • DNA, Fungal / analysis
  • Genes, Fungal
  • Genetic Loci
  • Genotype
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mycological Typing Techniques / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*


  • DNA, Fungal