Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Print version ISSN 1517-8382
MADRID, Isabel Martins et al. Ultrastructural study of the mycelial phase of clinical isolates of Sporothrix schenckii obtained from feline, canine and human cases of sporotrichosis. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2011, vol.42, n.3, pp. 1147-1150. ISSN 1517-8382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822011000300037.
Using transmission electron microscopy, we studied the presence of melanin and cell wall thickness of clinical isolates of Sporothrix schenckii obtained from cats, dogs and humans as compared to reference strains. We detected differences regarding presence of the melanin among the clinical isolates of S. schenckii and a correlation between presence of melanin and cell wall thickness.
Keywords : conidial; melanin; Sporothrix schenckii; Transmission Electron Microscopy.