Typing of Histoplasma capsulatum isolates based on nucleotide sequence variation in the internal transcribed spacer regions of rRNA genes

Bingdong Jiang, Marilyn S. Bartlett, Stephen D. Allen, James W. Smith, L. Joseph Wheat, Patricia A. Connolly, Chao Hung Lee

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Abstract

The nucleotide sequences of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of rRNA genes of 24 isolates of Histoplasma capsulatum were examined. The results indicate that the sequences of ITS regions in different isolates are not identical. Sequence variations were found at 20 positions in the 496 bp that were sequenced. Ten different sequence patterns, designated types A through H, were observed when the sequences from the 24 isolates were aligned. Twelve isolates from Indianapolis were classified into four different types. Two isolates from New York belonged to type G. Three isolates from different cities were type F. The remaining six isolates were of different types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume38
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 24 2000

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Jiang, B., Bartlett, M. S., Allen, S. D., Smith, J. W., Wheat, L. J., Connolly, P. A., & Lee, C. H. (2000). Typing of Histoplasma capsulatum isolates based on nucleotide sequence variation in the internal transcribed spacer regions of rRNA genes. Journal of clinical microbiology, 38(1), 241-245.