Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Microbiol. 1998 May;36(5):1458-60.

Rapid detection of species of the opportunistic yeast Trichosporon by PCR.

Author information

  • 1Department of Microbiology, Meiji College of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

Trichosporon species are opportunistic pathogens, associated with a high mortality rate in immunocompromised patients. Oligonucleotide primers were used to amplify a 170-bp fragment of small-subunit ribosomal DNA of all species in the genus Trichosporon by PCR. The primers amplify DNAs of all species in the genus Trichosporon, including six causative agents of trichosporonosis. DNAs of other medically important yeasts, such as Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans, are not amplified by this detection system.

PMID:
9574732
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC104855
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk