Research Article

Phenotypic Characteristics Associated with Virulence of Clinical Isolates from the Sporothrix Complex

Figure 4

Correlation between melanization and thermotolerance in the Sporothrix complex. (a) The growth inhibition of the strains is not dependent on their levels of DHN-melanin. (b) Tricyclazole, a DHN-melanin inhibitor, is able to enhance fungal growth inhibition. (c) L-DOPA and (d) L-tyrosine, precursors for eumelanin and pyomelanin, respectively, are able to reduce growth inhibition in some strains.