Author(s): Tateishi T, Murayama SY, Otsuka F, Yamaguchi H
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Abstract From October 1991 to December 1992 we had eight patients with sporotrichosis at Tsukuba University Hospital in Japan. With 8 strains isolated from these patients, PFGE (pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) analyses were carried out to examine whether the karyotype of S. schenckii is distinguished by our method and whether this molecular approach is a useful means of biotyping of S. schenckii strains. Chromosomes were separated by contour-clamped homogeneous electric field (CHEF) gel electrophoresis. The strains had six to eight chromosomes and a total genome size was approx. 28 Mbp. Although these karyotypes of all the isolates looked closely similar to each other, they were grouped into three types.
This article was published in FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol
and referenced in Fungal Genomics & Biology