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This communication describes the consensus multi-locus typing scheme established by the Cryptococcal Working Group I (Genotyping of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii) of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) using seven unlinked genetic loci for global strain genotyping. These genetic loci include the housekeeping genes CAP59,GPD1, LAC1, PLB1, SOD1, URA5 and the IGS1 region. Allele and sequence type information are accessible at .

Original publication




Journal article


Medical mycology

Publication Date





561 - 570


Molecular Mycology Research Laboratory, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney Western Clinical School at Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia.


Cryptococcus neoformans, DNA, Fungal, Mycological Typing Techniques, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Base Sequence, Consensus Sequence, Genotype, Genes, Fungal, Molecular Sequence Data, Cryptococcus gattii, Genetic Loci