TABLE 1

Cryptococcus and Rhodotorula strains utilized throughout experimental methodsa

ARY strainSample originSample category
Cryptococcus
    177NIH 117Control, clinical
    178NIH 192Control, clinical
    179NIH 430Control, clinical
    180NIH 433Control, clinical
    101H99, clinical strain (var. grubii, serotype A)Control, clinical
    105JEC21, clinical strain (var. neoformans, serotype D)Control, clinical
Rhodotorula
    115St. Louis, MO; Washington University; laboratory contaminant; 2002Environmental
    116Allentown, PA; Cedar Crest College; campus isolate; 2004Environmental
    120Allentown, PA; Cedar Crest College; laboratory contaminantEnvironmental
    126Allentown, PA; Grace Montessori SchoolEnvironmental
    162Cumberland, PA; avian dropping swabEnvironmental
    200Ward’s no. 470179-708 plate or Carolina no. 156260 slant; listed as R. rubraEnvironmental (purchased)
    201UICCOM; blood sample from Madrid, Spain; 2001Clinical
    202UICCOM; blood sample from Johannesburg, South Africa; 2008Clinical
    203UICCOM; blood sample from Hershey, PA; 2007Clinical
    204UICCOM; blood sample from Johannesburg, South Africa; 2004Clinical
    205UICCOM; blood sample from Szeged, Hungary; 2007Clinical
    206UICCOM; blood sample from Bratislava, Slovakia; 2001Clinical
    207UICCOM; blood sample from Edmonton, Canada; 2003Clinical
    208UICCOM; blood sample from Johannesburg, South Africa; 2007Clinical
    225Allentown, PA; Cedar Crest College; tree sampleEnvironmental
    250Amberson, PA; golden retriever dog coat sampleEnvironmental
  • a The number indicates strains from the Amy Reese yeast (ARY) collection. The purchased strain is described as R. rubra but is cross-listed with ATCC 9449, NRRL Y-1592, and MUCL 30397, which are listed as R. mucilaginosa (Jorgensen) F.C. Harrison (1928). Strains from blood samples were obtained from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (UICCOM) (1).