The use of the Sensititre YeastOne YO10 alamarBlue assay for the in vitro susceptibility testing of Madurella mycetomatis was evaluated in M. mycetomatis isolates with and without pyomelanin secretion. Pyomelanin secretion did not influence visual endpoint reading; however, it caused a shift in peak absorbance from 570 nm to 620 nm when read spectrophotometrically. Therefore, when choosing the method for endpoint reading, the presence of pyomelanin should be considered.

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Keywords azole, Madurella mycetomatis, melanin, mycetoma, pigment, pyomelanin, susceptibility testing
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Journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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Nyuykonge, B. (B.), Croughs, P.D. (P. D.), Fahal, A.H, Verbon, A. (A.), & van de Sande, W.W.J. (2019). Pyomelanin Secretion in Madurella mycetomatis Interferes with Spectrophotometric Endpoint Reading Using the Sensititre YeastOne alamarBlue Assay but Not with Visual Endpoint Reading. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 64(1). doi:10.1128/AAC.01532-19