Mycopathologia

, Volume 143, Issue 3, pp 165–169

Comparison between human and armadillo Paracoccidioides brasiliensis isolates by random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis

Authors

  • Ayako Sano
    • Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial ToxicosesChiba University
  • Reiko Tanaka
    • Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial ToxicosesChiba University
  • Koji Yokoyama
    • Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial ToxicosesChiba University
  • Marcello Franco
    • Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicinePaulista Medical School, UNIFESP, Rua Botucatu
  • Eduardo Bagagli
    • epartment of Microbiology, Institute of BiologySão Paulo State University, UNESP
  • Mario Rubens Montenegro
    • Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineSão Paulo State University, UNESP
  • Yuzuru Mikami
    • Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial ToxicosesChiba University
  • Makoto Miyaji
    • Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial ToxicosesChiba University
  • Kazuko Nishimura
    • Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial ToxicosesChiba University
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006949113529

Cite this article as:
Sano, A., Tanaka, R., Yokoyama, K. et al. Mycopathologia (1998) 143: 165. doi:10.1023/A:1006949113529

Abstract

Sixty-three Paracoccidioides brasiliensis isolates obtained from three nine-banded armadillos ( Dasypus novemcinctus), one Amazonian armadillo's and 19 clinical isolates were compared by random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis with the primer OPG-19. The isolates were divided into three major clusters, I, II and III. Coincidences between human and armadillo isolates were observed in clusters I and II. Cluster III consisted only of armadillos' isolates. The results suggested that (I) humans may acquire P. brasiliensis infection by contact with armadillo's environment, (II) there may be P. brasiliensis genotypes peculiar to the animal, and (III) individual armadillos may be infected with P. brasiliensis cells with different genotypes.

armadilloParacoccidioides brasiliensisPCRRAPD

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