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Mycoses. 1994 Sep-Oct;37(9-10):349-52.

Spiral hyphae of Candida albicans formed in anaerobic culture.

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Department of Oral Microbiology, Fukuoka Dental College, Japan.

Abstract

Candida albicans from a patient with dental caries grew on minimal medium consisting of agar supplemented with magnesium chloride and sodium phosphate. Hyphal growth was observed when the yeast was cultured between 26 degrees C and 28 degrees C under aerobic conditions, and typical chlamydospores were formed. However, when the yeast was cultured at the same temperature under anaerobic conditions, curly hyphae developed on the surface of the medium, but no chlamydospores were formed. This phenomenon was also observed if the culture was started under aerobic conditions but was continued under anaerobic conditions.

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7746294
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