A Candida albicans dispersed, repeated gene family and its epidemiologic applications.

@article{Scherer1988ACA,
  title={A Candida albicans dispersed, repeated gene family and its epidemiologic applications.},
  author={Stewart Scherer and David A Stevens},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1988},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={1452-6}
}
Candida albicans causes a wide variety of infections but can readily be isolated from the skin and mucosa of healthy individuals. To enable high-resolution epidemiologic studies on this common pathogen, a species-specific DNA probe has been isolated from its genome. There are approximately equal to 10 copies of the sequence dispersed among the chromosome-sized DNA molecules resolved by pulsed-field electrophoresis. New DNA polymorphisms in this gene family arise at high rates. As a consequence… CONTINUE READING