Genomic plasticity of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans.

  title={Genomic plasticity of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans.},
  author={Anna M. Selmecki and Anja Forche and Judith Berman},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  volume={9 7},
The genomic plasticity of Candida albicans, a commensal and common opportunistic fungal pathogen, continues to reveal unexpected surprises. Once thought to be asexual, we now know that the organism can generate genetic diversity through several mechanisms, including mating between cells of the opposite or of the same mating type and by a parasexual reduction in chromosome number that can be accompanied by recombination events (2, 12, 14, 53, 77, 115). In addition, dramatic genome changes can… CONTINUE READING