Current methods for identifying clinically important cryptic Candida species.

  title={Current methods for identifying clinically important cryptic Candida species.},
  author={Giuseppe Criseo and Fabio Scordino and Orazio Romeo},
  journal={Journal of microbiological methods},
In recent years, the taxonomy of the most important pathogenic Candida species (Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis and Candida glabrata) has undergone profound changes due to the description of new closely-related species. This has resulted in the establishment of cryptic species complexes difficult to recognize in clinical diagnostic laboratories. The identification of these novel Candida species seems to be clinically relevant because it is likely that they differ in virulence and drug… CONTINUE READING
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