Mycopathologia

, Volume 143, Issue 3, pp 165–169 | Cite as

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

  • Ayako Sano
  • Reiko Tanaka
  • Koji Yokoyama
  • Marcello Franco
  • Eduardo Bagagli
  • Mario Rubens Montenegro
  • Yuzuru Mikami
  • Makoto Miyaji
  • Kazuko Nishimura
Article

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.

armadillo Paracoccidioides brasiliensis PCR RAPD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayako Sano
    • 1
  • Reiko Tanaka
    • 1
  • Koji Yokoyama
    • 1
  • Marcello Franco
    • 2
  • Eduardo Bagagli
    • 3
  • Mario Rubens Montenegro
    • 4
  • Yuzuru Mikami
    • 1
  • Makoto Miyaji
    • 1
  • Kazuko Nishimura
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Pathogenic Fungi and Microbial ToxicosesChiba UniversityChuo-ku, ChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicinePaulista Medical School, UNIFESP, Rua BotucatuSão Paulo, CapitalBrazil
  3. 3.epartment of Microbiology, Institute of BiologySão Paulo State University, UNESPBotucatu,São PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineSão Paulo State University, UNESPBotucatu, São PauloBrazil

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