Effects of surface roughness and dimorphism on the adhesion of Candida albicans to the surface of resins: scanning electron microscope analyses of mode and number of adhesions.

@article{Mayahara2014EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of surface roughness and dimorphism on the adhesion of Candida albicans to the surface of resins: scanning electron microscope analyses of mode and number of adhesions.},
  author={Mitsuori Mayahara and Ryuta Kataoka and Takafumi Arimoto and Yukimichi Tamaki and Nobuaki Yamaguchi and Yuki Watanabe and Yoshizumi Yamasaki and Takashi Miyazaki},
  journal={Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={307-12}
}
AIM Candida albicans is a common oral fungus but can cause serious conditions such as Candida stomatitis. We investigated C. albicans adhesion to the surface of denture-base resins at two growth phases. METHODS Fungal suspensions of logarithmic (9 h) and stationary phase (24 h) C. albicans (JCM2085) were used. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) confirmed that yeast and mycelial forms were predominant in 9-h and 24-h cultures, respectively. Resin strips were polished to three surface roughness… CONTINUE READING