Descriptions

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Coccidioides immitis RS

Based on microsatellite typing, RS is a member of the Central California population of Coccidioides (ref). The DNA for the RS strain was obtained from Theo Kirkland, Dept. of Pathology & Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Coccidioides immitis H538.4

Strain H538.4 was obtained from Garry Cole and Ruth Schaller, Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Med. Col. Of Ohio, Toledo, OH. Based on microsatellite typing, H58.4 is a member of the Central California Coccidioides population (ref). H538.4 is known to have a unique endospore cluster phenotype.

Coccidioides immitis RMSCC 2394

The DNA for the RMSCC 2394 strain was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides immitis RMSCC 3703

Based on microsatellite typing, RMSCC 3703 is a member of the Southern California/Northern New Mexico population of Coccidioides (ref). The DNA for strain RMSCC 3703 was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides posadasii Silveira

Strain Silveira was isolated in 1951 from another patient with a severe coccidioidal infection who, however, recovered. Drs. Demosthenes Pappagianis and Charles Smith selected it for further studies because arthroconidia from this stain generally separated when harvested into mostly single-cell fragments. It has been used both as the source of vaccine antigens and as the standard infecting strain in several research laboratories. Based on microsatellite typing, Silveira is a member of the Arizona population of Coccidioides (ref). The DNA for the Silveira strain was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 3488

Based on microsatellite typing, RMSCC 3488 is a member of the Southern California/Northern Mexico population of Coccidioides (ref). The DNA for strain RMSCC 3488 was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides immitis RMSCC 2133

Based on microsatellite typing, RMSCC 2133 is a member of the Texas/South American population of Coccidioides (ref). The DNA for strain RMSCC 2133 was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides immitis RMSCC 3700

Based on microsatellite typing, RMSCC 3700 is a member of the Texas/South American population of Coccidioides (ref). This strain exhibits reduced virulence in mice. The DNA for strain RMSCC 3700 was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides posadasii CPA 0001

Based on microsatellite typing, CPA 0001 is a member of the Arizona population of Coccidioides (ref). This strain is a recent environmental isolate that exhibits virulence in murine models. The DNA for strain CPA 0001 was provided by Marc Orbach, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides posadasii CPA 0020

Based on microsatellite typing, CPA 0020 is a member of the Arizona population of Coccidioides (ref). This strain is a recent environmental isolate that exhibits virulence in murine models. The DNA for strain CPA 0020 was provided by Marc Orbach, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides posadasii CPA 0066

Based on microsatellite typing, CPA 0066 is a member of the Arizona population of Coccidioides (ref). This strain is a recent environmental isolate that exhibits virulence in murine models. The DNA for strain CPA 0066 was provided by Marc Orbach, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 1037

Based on microsatellite typing, RMSCC 1037 is a member of the Arizona population of Coccidioides (ref). This strain exhibits enhanced virulence in mice. The DNA for strain RMSCC 1037 was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 1038

Based on microsatellite typing, RMSCC 1038 is a member of the Arizona population of Coccidioides (ref). This strain exhibits enhanced virulence in mice. The DNA for strain RMSCC 1038 was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 1040

Based on microsatellite typing, RMSCC 1040 is a member of the Arizona population of Coccidioides (ref). This strain exhibits enhanced virulence in mice. The DNA for strain RMSCC 1040 was provided by John Galgiani, Maria Lourdes Lewis and Kris I Orsborn, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.