A 1.85-kilobase HindIII nuclear DNA probe from Histoplasma capsulatum G217B detected polymorphic restriction fragments within whole-cell DNA from different clinical isolates of H. capsulatum, consistent with the previous system of classification. The probe failed to hybridize to DNA from Blastomyces dermatitidis, Candida spp., Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Sepedonium chrysospermum, and Chrysosporium keratinophilum under low-stringency conditions and therefore may have values as a diagnostic reagent to identify H. capsulatum.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|