TABLE 1.

Distribution of Cryptococcus gattii strains on the basis of AFLP genotype profiles, geographical origin, and clinical, veterinary, or environmental source

AFLP genotype profileNo. (%) of strainsa
Geographical originSource of isolationTotal
AfricaAsiaAustraliaEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaUnknownClinicalVeterinaryEnvironmentalUnknown
AFLP416 (11.7)14 (10.2)8 (5.8)74 (54.0)9 (6.6)15 (10.9)1 (0.7)76 (55.5)29 (21.2)30 (21.9)2 (1.5)137 (39.1)
AFLP51 (4.5)2 (9.1)10 (45.5)7 (31.8)2 (9.1)15 (68.2)5 (22.7)2 (9.1)22 (6.3)
AFLP63 (1.8)6 (3.6)11 (6.5)19 (11.2)75 (44.4)55 (32.5)103 (60.9)27 (16.0)38 (22.5)1 (0.6)169 (48.3)
AFLP6A4 (5.5)*1 (1.4)*5 (6.8)*56 (76.7)*7 (9.6)*36 (49.3)*18 (24.7)*18 (24.7)*1 (1.4)*73 (43.2)*
AFLP6B3 (3.4)*2 (2.3)*10 (11.4)*14 (15.9)*11 (12.5)*48 (54.5)*61 (69.3)*7 (8.0)*20 (22.7)*88 (52.1)*
AFLP6C8 (100)*6 (75.0)*2 (25.0)*8 (4.7)*
AFLP77 (63.6)2 (18.2)2 (18.2)10 (90.9)1 (9.1)11 (3.1)
AFLP82 (33.3)2 (33.3)2 (33.3)6 (100)6 (1.7)
AFLP92 (66.7)1 (33.3)3 (100)3 (0.9)
AFLP102 (100)2 (100)2 (0.6)
    Total28 (8.0)22 (6.3)20 (5.7)101 (28.9)95 (27.1)81 (23.1)3 (0.9)215 (61.4)73 (20.9)57 (16.3)5 (1.4)350 (100)
  • a An asterisk indicates strains that belong to one of the subgenotypes within AFLP6, namely, AFLP6A, AFLP6B, or AFLP6C; these strains are the cumulative number of strains in the main genotype AFLP6 group.