Pathogenicity of the basidiospores of Filobasidiella neoformans

Mycopathologia. 1984 Apr 15;85(3):149-53. doi: 10.1007/BF00440944.

Abstract

The pathogenicity of the purified basidiospores of Filosbasidiella neoformans was determined. The basidiospores were purified by successive filtration and inoculated into white Swiss female mice via the intracranial and intravenous route. At autopsy, infection was seen with as few as fifty inoculated cells. The brain, liver and spleen were examined culturally and histologically to prove the pathogenicity of the purified basidiospores .

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Basidiomycota / pathogenicity*
  • Brain Diseases / microbiology
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Liver Diseases / microbiology
  • Liver Diseases / pathology
  • Mice
  • Mycoses / microbiology*
  • Mycoses / pathology
  • Splenic Diseases / microbiology
  • Splenic Diseases / pathology
  • Spores, Fungal / pathogenicity
  • Ustilaginales / pathogenicity*
  • Ustilaginales / physiology