Effect of calcium ion uptake on Candida albicans morphology.

@article{Holmes1991EffectOC,
  title={Effect of calcium ion uptake on Candida albicans morphology.},
  author={Ann Rachel Holmes and Richard David Cannon and Maxwell G. Shepherd},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1991},
  volume={61 2-3},
  pages={
          187-93
        }
}
In liquid culture using a synthetic medium, added magnesium but not calcium was required for exponential growth of Candida albicans yeast cells. However, medium without added divalent cations supported 2-3 generations of yeast growth or germ tube induction. The addition of calcium ions (1.0 mM) at any stage during the induction of germ tube formation caused reversion to a yeast mode of growth, in contrast to the effect of zinc and cobalt ions which were toxic to all growth. Inhibition of germ… Expand
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