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

  title={Isolation and molecular characterization of Candida africana from Jos, Nigeria.},
  author={Nnaemeka Emmanuel Nnadi and Grace Mebi Ayanbimpe and Fabio Scordino and Mark Ojogba Okolo and Ifeoma Bessy Enweani and Giuseppe Criseo and Orazio Romeo},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  volume={50 7},
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… 

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