Turkish Journal of BiologyA Comparison of Germ Tube Production by Candida albicans in Three Media
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cumhuriyet 58140,
Sivas - TURKEY
Abstract: The conversion of C. albicans. from commensal to the pathogenic state is associated with its ability to make the dimorphic transition from the yeast to the hyphal (germ tube) form. Three liq-uid media were compared in ability to promote germ tube production by C. albicans. Medium 199 and Glucose-Glycine Medium at 37°C were highly satisfactory and gave 90 % conversion of yeast cells to hyphal-form cells. Sucrose-Gelatine medium gave only 15% conversion. Glucose-Glycine medium appeared to give more rapid germ tube production than 199 Medium.
Key Words: Candida albicans, germ tube, medium
Turk. J. Biol., 22, (1998), 205-210.
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