Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 35, Issue 3–4, pp 223–229 | Cite as

Production of chlamydospores by Candida albicans cultivated on dilute oxgall agar

  • John B. Fischer
  • Julius Kane


A simple easily prepared clear medium consisting of 2% oxgall in 1.8% agar is described. This has proved to be excellent for the rapid identification ofCandida albicans in swabs and cultures, provided that the inoculated area is covered by a coverslip and the incubation temperature period is maintained at 28°C for 24 to 48 hours. No special technical skill is required to prepare this medium. The results presented show thatC. albicans will always produce chlamydospores on this medium if the recommended procedure is followed.


Agar Candida Candida Albicans Incubation Temperature Technical Skill 
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© Dr. W. Junk N.V. 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. Fischer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Julius Kane
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Public Health LaboratoryDepartment of Microbiology
  2. 2.Department of HealthPostal Terminal AToronto 1Canada

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