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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009

Genetic Differences between Avian and Human Isolates of Candida dubliniensis

Brenda A. McManus, Derek J. Sullivan, Gary P. Moran, Christophe d’Enfert, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux, Miles A. Nunn, and David C. ColemanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Dublin, Ireland (B.A. McManus, D.J. Sullivan, G.P. Moran, D.C. Coleman); Trinity College Dublin, Dublin (B.A. McManus, D.J. Sullivan, G.P. Moran, D.C. Coleman); Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (C. d’Enfert, M.-E. Bougnoux); National Environmental Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford, UK (M.A. Nunn)

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Newly investigated avian-associated and human isolates of Candida dubliniensis, Ireland*

Isolate Source Year of isolation Location DST† Mating type TAG Reference
SL411 Ixodes uriae ticks 2007 GSI 27 aa + (5)
SL422 I. uriae 2007 GSI 27 aa + (5)
SL370 I. uriae 2007 GSI 27 aa + (5)
SL410 I. uriae 2007 GSI 29 aa + (5)
SL375-I I. uriae 2007 GSI 31 aa + (5)
SL375-II I. uriae 2007 GSI 31 aa + (5)
SL397 I. uriae 2007 GSI 31 aa + (5)
SL414 I. uriae 2007 GSI 31 aa + (5)
SL495 I. uriae 2007 GSI 33 aa + (5)
SL509 I. uriae 2007 GSI 30 aa + (5)
SL522 I. uriae 2007 GSI 31 aa + (5)
AV5 Larus argentatus‡ 2008 TCD 29 aa + This study
AV6 L. argentatus 2008 TCD 27 aa + This study
AV7 L. argentatus 2008 TCD 2 + This study
CD06032 Human, oral 2006 Ireland 36 αα This study
CD06027 Human, oral 2006 Ireland 1 + This study
CD0512 Human, oral 2005 Ireland 37 This study
CD524 Human, oral 1997 Ireland 35 (13)
CD505 Human, oral 1989 Ireland 28 αα + (13)

*All 19 isolates were internal transcribed spacer genotype 1 and belonged to multilocus sequence typing clade C1. DST, diploid sequence type; TAG, TAG polymorphism; GSI, Great Saltee Island off the southeastern coast of Ireland; TCD, Trinity College Dublin.
†Assigned to each isolate according the recommended multilocus sequence typing scheme for C. dubliniensis (scheme D) (7). All DSTs, except for DST1 and DST 2, are new.
‡Herring gull.

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