Table 1.

Degradative products of C. neoformans from mouse brains

StrainTime of harvest [mean days (range)]Amt harvested (CFU/g of brain)No. of cells recoveredAlkaline oxidation (ng/million cells)Hydriodic acid hydrolysis (ng/million cells)
PTCAPDCAAHPEAAHP
2E-TUC
 Group 110 (0) NPa2.6 × 1062.00.4NPNP
 Group 216.3 (1.1)1.5 × 1061.7 × 10711.21.9<0.21.8
2E-TU
 Group 128 (0)2.4 × 1061.9 × 106<0.2b<0.2b<0.2b1.1b
 Group 243 (0)1.8 × 1063.0 × 106
H99
 Group 120.5 (0.5)6.2 × 1052.4 × 1061.30.2NPNP
 Group 252 (1)NP2.4 × 1068.68.20.54.1
ATCC 34873 (B-3501)
 Group 121 (0)4.2 × 1058.0 × 1053.80.7NPNP
 Group 231 (2)6.9 × 1064.4 × 1060.30.20.71.1
  • a NP, not performed.

  • b Groups 1 and 2 combined.