Germ tube induction in Candida albicans.

  title={Germ tube induction in Candida albicans.},
  author={Maxwell G. Shepherd and C Y Yin and Sathishkvmar Ram and Patrick A. Sullivan},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  volume={26 1},
A reproducible and simple system for the production of germ tubes from yeast cells of Candida albicans using glucose and glutamine as substrates has been described. During germ tube formation there was a doubling of the dry weight but the number of cells remained constant. Although the DNA content did not change for the first 4 h of germ tube formation, the RNA content more than doubled. The DNA and RNA content of C. albicans blastospores are 4.5 x 10(-15) g per cell and 48 x 10(-15) g per cell… CONTINUE READING