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Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for Cryptococcus neoformans

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  • HAYDAR KARAOGLU,

    1. School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia,
    2. Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory, CIDM, Westmead Hospital, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia,
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  • CRYSTAL MAN YING LEE,

    1. Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory, CIDM, Westmead Hospital, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia,
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  • DEE CARTER,

    1. School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia,
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  • WIELAND MEYER

    1. Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory, CIDM, Westmead Hospital, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia,
    2. Department of Medicine, Western Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Haydar Karaoglu, Plant Breeding Institute, 107 Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty, NSW 2570, Australia. Fax: +61 2 93518875; E-mail: haydar@camden.usyd.edu.au

Abstract

Cryptococcus neoformans is a haploid basidiomycetous yeast that causes life-threatening infections in patients with and without impaired immune function. Present typing systems for C. neoformans are limited by either poor standardization or high cost. We present eleven microsatellite loci that were developed from the published genomes of C. neoformans var. neoformans, and are applicable to the varieties and hybrids within C. neoformans.

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