TABLE 1.

Isolates and reference strains of C. parapsilosis used in this study

IsolateSite of isolationOriginRAPDa profileGroupb
CBS 604FecesPuerto Rico (type strain)AI
711701UnknownAberdeen, United KingdomAI
74/046Aortic valveLeeds, United KingdomAI
81/042EarLondon, United KingdomAI
73/114AnusLeeds, United KingdomAI
J930733Cat hairBeerse, BelgiumAI
J960578NailHong KongAI
J951066NailKoreaAI
J961250NailLisbon, PortugalAI
J931845UnknownJapanAI
J931058NailBelgiumAI
J950218UnknownUnited StatesAI
J930631/1Cat hairAfricaAI
81/041VaginaMayo Clinic, Minneapolis, Minn.AI
81/253NailLondon, United KingdomAI
81/040Toe spaceLondon, United KingdomAI
73/037VaginaLeeds, United KingdomAI
103AnusLondon, United KingdomAI
73/107MouthLondon, United KingdomAI
02-203BloodBergamo, ItalyAI
90-137Orbital tissueSan Jose, CalifAI
J981224VaginaUnited StatesB1II
90-125UnknownSan Francisco, Calif.B2II
02-212BloodBarcelona, SpainB3II
92-181Contaminated solutionRedwood City, Calif.B1II
02-201BloodItalyB2II
82-33/698UnknownSan Jose, Calif.B3II
J941221KNailSt. Niklaas, BelgiumB1II
ATCC 96139CVP cathetercSan Antonio, Tex.B1II
ATCC 96141BloodSan Antonio, Tex.B4II
ATCC 96143UnknownLivermore, Calif.CIII
ATCC 96144HandTacoma, Wash.CIII
  • a RAPD patterns were obtained with the primer RPO2.

  • b Groups I, II, and III were differentiated on the basis of the ITS1 sequence (17).

  • c That is, the tip of the catheter used for monitoring the central venous pressure.