Volume s1-22, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


INTRODUCTION In a previous report (1) on methods of classification of the nonascosporogenous, mycelia-producing yeastlike fungi of the genus (), it was stated that the results of agglutination tests with immune rabbit sera were not sufficiently reliable to be used for species identification. Agglutination studies were only of confirmative value after identification by other means, i.e., morphology, sugar fermentations and pathogenicity. A study (2) of 233 strains of , 110 strains of and 28 strains of () showed that these species were distinctly different in their colony characteristics, mycelial formation, fermenting action on sugars and pathogenicity for rabbits. However, the results of agglutination reactions between and showed no significant antigenic differences between the two species, confirming the results of Almon and Stovall (3) who concluded from absorption studies that “ and behaved as identical organisms.”


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  • Received : 10 Sep 1941
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