Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii can be separated from var. neoformans by its ability to assimilate D-tryptophan

J Med Vet Mycol. Nov-Dec 1995;33(6):419-20.

Abstract

An additional test to differentiate the varieties of Cryptococcus neoformans is described. It is based on the assimilation of D-tryptophan by the variety gattii.

MeSH terms

  • Cryptococcus neoformans / classification*
  • Cryptococcus neoformans / metabolism*
  • Species Specificity
  • Tryptophan / metabolism*

Substances

  • Tryptophan