A new simple method for biotyping Candida albicans.

  title={A new simple method for biotyping Candida albicans.},
  author={M I Williamson and Lakshman Perera Samaranayake and T. W. Macfarlane},
  volume={51 208-209},
A simple method which allows rapid, reproducible biotyping of Candida albicans isolates, and is suitable for use in any diagnostic medical microbiology laboratory is described. This system comprises three tests, the API ZYM system, the API 20C system, and a plate test for resistance to boric acid. The system differentiated a possible 234 biotypes, of which 33 were found amongst the 130 isolates of C. albicans taken from oral, genital and skin sites. Major biotypes found amongst oral and non… CONTINUE READING

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