Genetics of Candida albicans, a diploid human fungal pathogen.

  title={Genetics of Candida albicans, a diploid human fungal pathogen.},
  author={Suzanne M. Noble and Alexander D. Johnson},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
Candida albicans is a species of fungus that typically resides in the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other warm-blooded animals. It is also the most common human fungal pathogen, causing a variety of skin and soft tissue infections in healthy people and more virulent invasive and disseminated diseases in patients with compromised immune systems. How this microorganism manages to persist in healthy hosts but also to cause a spectrum of disease states in the immunocompromised host are… 

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