Chlamydospore formation in Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis– an enigmatic developmental programme

  title={Chlamydospore formation in Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis– an enigmatic developmental programme},
  author={Peter Anton Staib and Joachim Morschh{\"a}user},
Chlamydospore formation has served for a long time for identification of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans, but the biological function of these structures still remains a secret. They have been proposed to allow survival in harsh environmental conditions, but this assumption remains to be proven. Chlamydospores are produced only by the two closely related species C. albicans and Candida dubliniensis, whose natural habitats are humans and warm‐blooded animals, but not by other Candida… 

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