Hyper-pigmentation of blastospores in contrast to basidiospores of pathogenic cryptococci upon induction to ultraviolet radiation of near solar spectra

Peralam Yegneswaran, Prakash and Rao, Sugandhi P (2009) Hyper-pigmentation of blastospores in contrast to basidiospores of pathogenic cryptococci upon induction to ultraviolet radiation of near solar spectra. In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection Special Issue: Abstracts of the 19th ECCMID, 16-19 May 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

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Abstract

To understand the effects of Ultra violet radiation exposure for controlled time intervals in the induction of hyper pigmentation in blastospores and basidiospores of pathogenic cryptococci. Radiation induced melanoprotective activity may play a role in the prolonged senescence and enhanced environmental survivabilityof the soil saprophyte like cryptococcus. The quest for melanin substrates might account for the central nervous system predilection of this basidiomycete in an infected host and hyper pigmentation the Cryptococcus neoformans variety gatti blastospores points to the increased virulence and and its ability to infect an apparently immunocompetent host.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyper-pigmentation; Blastospores; Basidiospores; UV rays; Solar Spectra.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 14:49
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 14:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144822

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