Characterization of Aspergillus isolates by pyrolysis mass spectrometry

D. Law, P. R. Sisson, R. Freeman, D. W. Denning

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Pyrolysis mass spectrometry (PYMS) is a useful typing method for many bacterial and Candida species. We attempted to type Aspergillus spp. by PYMS. Four distinct A. fumigatus isolates could not be distinguished from each other, whereas one A. niger and one A. terreus could. Poor reproducibility was shown using multiple identical cultures of a single A. fumigatus isolate and several isolates of the same DNA type. PYMS is obviously an unsuitable typing method for Aspergillus spp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Aspergillus
  • Biotyping
  • Pyrolysis mass spectrometry


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