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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 277-279

Use of a new medium - Tobacco agar, for pigment production of cryptococcus neoformans


Department of Microbiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, India

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U Tendolkar
Department of Microbiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital Sion, Mumbai - 400 022
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Cryptococcus neoformans produces brown colonies on Niger seed (Guizotia abyssinica) agar. Media containing caffeic acid, L-dopa and other diphenolic compounds, have been used for the same purpose. The present report describes a new medium containing tobacco which supports growth of C.neoformans and allows its easy differentiation by formation of brown coloured colonies.






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