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Research Article

Many Globally Isolated AD Hybrid Strains of Cryptococcus neoformans Originated in Africa

  • Anastasia P Litvintseva mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: litvi001@mc.duke.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Xiaorong Lin,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Irka Templeton,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Joseph Heitman,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Thomas G Mitchell

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: August 17, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0030114

About the Authors

Anastasia P Litvintseva, Xiaorong Lin, Irka Templeton, Joseph Heitman, Thomas G Mitchell
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: litvi001@mc.duke.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

APL, XL, JH, and TGM conceived and designed the experiments. APL, XL, and IT performed the experiments. APL analyzed the data. TGM contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. APL and TGM wrote the paper.