Affiliation: Teikyo University
Makimura K, Karasawa M, Hosoi H, Kobayashi T, Kamijo N, Kobayashi K, et al
. A Queensland koala kept in a Japanese zoological park was carrier of an imported fungal pathogen, Filobasidiella neoformans var. bacillispora (Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii). Jpn J Infect Dis. 2002;55:31-2 pubmed
Makimura K, Mochizuki T, Hasegawa A, Uchida K, Saito H, Yamaguchi H. Phylogenetic classification of Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex strains based on DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions. J Clin Microbiol. 1998;36:2629-33 pubmed
..This system was applicable to the phylogenetic analysis of closely related strains. Using this technique, human and animal isolates of T. mentagrophytes were also clearly distinguishable from each other. ..
Makimura K, Hanazawa R, Takatori K, Tamura Y, Fujisaki R, Nishiyama Y, et al
. Fungal flora on board the Mir-Space Station, identification by morphological features and ribosomal DNA sequences. Microbiol Immunol. 2001;45:357-63 pubmed
..Therefore, to prevent infection or other health disorders caused by these fungi, easy and reliable methods should be established to survey the fungal flora in a space station. ..
Makimura K, Tamura Y, Mochizuki T, Hasegawa A, Tajiri Y, Hanazawa R, et al
. Phylogenetic classification and species identification of dermatophyte strains based on DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 regions. J Clin Microbiol. 1999;37:920-4 pubmed
..The ITS1 sequences of 11 clinical isolates were also determined to identify the species, and all strains were successfully identified by comparison of their base sequences with those in the ITS1 DNA sequence database...