Table 2

Pseudo-hyphae and secreted aspartyl proteinase (sap) production

Isolates

Pseudo-hyphae production

Sap production


Yes

No

High

Low


C. parapsilosis

Environment

8

12

14

6

Bloodcultures

18

7

22

3

C. orthopsilosis

3

5

2

6

C. metapsilosis

0

4

0

4

Total no. of strains

29

28

38

19


Study of 45 environmental and clinical Candida parapsilosis isolates, 8 C. orthopsilosis and 4 C. metapsilosis strains.

Sabino et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:180   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-180

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