Using a slide culture technique, it was determined unequivocally that the chlamydospore of Candida albicans does germinate. The germination was by way of a multiple-budding process which was associated mostly with young spores following their transfer to a fresh environment. It is concluded the chlamydospore of C. albicans is a reproductive cell with a transient viability.
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Raudonis, B.M., Smith, A.G. Germination of the chlamydospores of Candida albicans . Mycopathologia 78, 87–91 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00442631
- Reproductive Cell
- Candida Albicans
- Culture Technique