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First environmental isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans and var. gatti from the Gharbia Governorate, Egypt

  • Yehia A.-G. Mahmoud


Flowers from two Eucalyptus camaldulensis trees in the Qutur area and one tree from the Tanta area yielded three isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii. Pigeon and sparrow droppings were also investigated for the occurrence of C. neoformans within the study area. Ninety five isolates of the neoformans variety of C. neoformans were recovered from 550 samples of avian droppings.

C. neoformans var. neoformans and var. gattii ecology Egypt 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yehia A.-G. Mahmoud
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  1. 1.Faculty of Science, Botany DepartmentTanta UniversityTantaEgypt

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