Distribution of alpha and alpha mating types of Cryptococcus neoformans among natural and clinical isolates

Am J Epidemiol. 1978 Oct;108(4):337-40. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a112628.


Survey revealed that the mating type alpha is predominant among natural and clinical isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans regardless of the serotype. The ratio of alpha and a type was about 40:1 among 105 natural isolates and 30:1 in 233 clinical isolates.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Columbidae / microbiology
  • Cryptococcus / classification*
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / classification*
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / isolation & purification
  • Serotyping