Cryptococcus neoformans (Sanfelice) Vuillemin (ATCC® MYA-4565)

Alternate State: Filobasidiella neoformans Kwon-Chung  /  Strain Designations: WM626 [CBS 10084]  /  Product Format: frozen

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Strain Designations WM626 [CBS 10084]
Alternate State Filobasidiella neoformans Kwon-Chung
Emerging infectious disease research
Biomedical Research and Development Material
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety  classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain no
Antigenic Properties Serotype A
Genotype VNII, AFLP1A
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Mating Type MATalpha
Reference strain of VN II, AFLP1A molecular type of C. neoformans.
Genome sequencing strain (Broad Institute, USA)
Medium ATCC® Medium 28: Emmons' modification of Sabouraud's agar
ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
ATCC® Medium 1245: YEPD
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 20°C to 25°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Sequenced Data
ITS of MYA-4565


Name of Depositor KJ Kwon-Chung
Special Collection ATCC
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- KJ Kwon-Chung <-- W Meyer <-- S Chen
Human, Australia.
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : FJ914892 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene


Meyer W, et al. Molecular Typing of IberoAmerican Cryptococcus neoformans Isolates. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 9: 189-195, 2003.

Meyer W. et al. Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. Med. Mycol. 47(6):561-570, 2009. PubMed: 19462334

McTaggart LR, et al. Rapid identification of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. J. Clin. Microbiol. 49: 3050-3053, 2011. PubMed: 21653762

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