Population structure and molecular genetic characterization of 5-flucytosine-susceptible and -resistant clinical Candida dubliniensis isolates from Kuwait

Candida dubliniensis and Candida albicans are two closely related species. Although C. dubliniensis is less pathogenic, it has a higher propensity to develop resistance to fluconazole and some strains exhibit intrinsic resistance to 5-flucytosine (5-FC). All 5-FC-resistant isolates from Kuwait were previously shown to belong to one of seven internal… CONTINUE READING