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"White-opaque transition": a second high-frequency switching system in Candida albicans.
A second high-frequency switching system was identified in selected pathogenic strains in the dimorphic yeast Candida albicans. In the characterized strain WO-1, cells switched heritably, reversibly,Expand
Application of CHROMagar Candida for rapid screening of clinical specimens for Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida krusei, and Candida (Torulopsis) glabrata.
CHROMagar Candida is a new differential culture medium that allows selective isolation of yeasts and simultaneously identifies colonies of Candida albicans, C. tropicalis, and C. krusei. We evaluatedExpand
Frequency of Decreased Susceptibility and Resistance to Echinocandins among Fluconazole-Resistant Bloodstream Isolates of Candida glabrata
ABSTRACT The echinocandin class of antifungal agents is considered to be the first-line treatment of bloodstream infections (BSI) due to Candida glabrata. Recent reports of BSI due to strains of C.Expand
Wild-Type MIC Distributions and Epidemiological Cutoff Values for the Echinocandins and Candida spp.
ABSTRACT We tested a global collection of Candida sp. strains against anidulafungin, caspofungin, and micafungin, using CLSI M27-A3 broth microdilution (BMD) methods, in order to define wild-typeExpand
Genotypic variation and slime production among blood and catheter isolates of Candida parapsilosis.
Candida parapsilosis is an important nosocomial pathogen that can proliferate in high concentrations of glucose and form biofilms on prosthetic materials. We investigated the genotypic diversity andExpand
Elucidating the Origins of Nosocomial Infections with Candida albicans by DNA Fingerprinting with the Complex Probe Ca3
ABSTRACT Computer-assisted DNA fingerprinting with the complex probe Ca3 has been used to analyze the relatedness of isolates collected from individuals with nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs)Expand
Cloning and Characterization of a Complex DNA Fingerprinting Probe for Candida parapsilosis
ABSTRACT Candida parapsilosis accounts for a significant number of nosocomial fungemias, but in fact, no effective and verified genetic fingerprinting method has emerged for assessing the relatednessExpand
Identification of Candida dubliniensis Based on Temperature and Utilization of Xylose and α-Methyl-d-Glucoside as Determined with the API 20C AUX and Vitek YBC Systems
ABSTRACT To have a better understanding of the role of Candida dubliniensis in clinical infections, it is essential that microbiology laboratories can identify this species rapidly and accurately inExpand
Evaluation of two commercial systems for identification of coagulase-negative staphylococci to species level.
Bloodstream (224) and urine (nine) isolates of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) were evaluated using MicroScan Pos ID and Rapid Pos ID panels. A modification of the conventional method of KloosExpand
In vitro activity of a Hos2 deacetylase inhibitor, MGCD290, in combination with echinocandins against echinocandin-resistant Candida species.
MGCD290, a Hos2 fungal histone deacetylase inhibitor, showed modest activity when tested alone (MIC range, 0.12-4 μg/mL; MIC50/90, 0.5/4 μg/mL) against Candida glabrata (n=15; 14 fks mutants; 5 alsoExpand