Isolation and molecular characterization of Candida africana from Jos, Nigeria.

  title={Isolation and molecular characterization of Candida africana from Jos, Nigeria.},
  author={N. E. Nnadi and G. Ayanbimpe and F. Scordino and M. Okolo and I. Enweani and G. Criseo and O. Romeo},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  volume={50 7},
  • N. E. Nnadi, G. Ayanbimpe, +4 authors O. Romeo
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Medical mycology
  • During a survey of the prevalence of Candida spp. in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, two atypical C. albicans isolates were recovered. These two yeasts were germ tube positive, chlamydospore-negative and gave a green color on CHROMagar Candida. Molecular analysis performed by amplification of the hwp1 gene showed that these two isolates belonged to C. africana, a newly proposed Candida species closely related to C. albicans. Based on the presence or absence of an intron in DNA sequences encoding… CONTINUE READING
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