Medical Mycology Journal
Online ISSN : 2186-165X
Print ISSN : 2185-6486
ISSN-L : 2185-6486
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Most Azole-Susceptible Isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus in Hokkaido, Japan are Clustered with Worldwide Strains That Do Not Have Tandem Repeats in Cyp51A Promoter
Takuya FujiwaraMegumi ItohNaoya MatsumotoYusuke KoshizakiSyunpei SaitouKazutaka YamadaTakahito Toyotome
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2024 Volume 65 Issue 1 Pages 13-15


In this study, we analyzed Aspergillus fumigatus short tandem repeat patterns of 106 strains isolated from the outdoor air, clinical specimens, and king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) with aspergillosis in Japan, and compared them with those of 668 strains from AfumID (including six isolates from Japan). The results showed that the isolates were classified into three major groups. Group II contained most of the azole-resistant strains with 34- and 46-bp tandem repeats in cyp51A promoter. As in our previous study, OKH50 and Env1 strains were classified in Group II. Most of the azole-susceptible strains obtained in Japan were classified in Group III.

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