Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 43, Issue 3–4, pp 329–335 | Cite as

A glutinous rice culture medium for demonstration of chlamydospores of candida albicans

  • Samaniya Sukroongreung


Thirty-four recent isolates ofCandida albicans from clinical material were cultured on glutinous rice agar at 21 pH values ranging from 2.2 to 11.9. After incubation at 25°C all isolates produced chlamydospores on this medium at pH values from 6.6 to 8.0 with an optimum pH of 7.1. Nineteen stock cultures and all recent isolates ofCandida albicans were used to compare the new glutinous rice agar with 9 other culture media recommended for chlamydospore formation. The results indicated that the new medium was superior in terms of (1) economy, (2) rapid production of chlamydospores, (3) transparency and (4) ease of investigation by direct microscopic examination.


Agar Candida Microscopic Examination Candida Albicans Stock Culture 
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Vierunddreißig jüngst isolierte Stämme vonCandida albicans aus klinischem Material sind auf Glutin-Reisagar innerhalb 21 pH-Werte vom 2.2 bis 11.9 gezüchtet worden. Nach Inkubation bei 25°C haben alle Stämme auf diesem Medium bei den Werten von pH 6.6 bis 8.0 Chlamydosporen produziert mit dem Optimum bei pH 7.1. Neunzehn Stammkulturen und alle jüngst isolierten Stämme vonC. llbicans sind verwendet worden um den neuen Glutin-Reisnährboden mit neun anderen, empfohlenen Nährböden fur Chlamydosporen-Produktion zu vergleichen. Die Ergebnisse zeigten, daß der neue Nährboden in folgenden Beziehungen vortrefflicher war: 1) Wirtschaftlichkeit; 2) rasche Chlamydosporen-Produktion; 3) Durchsichtigkeit; 4) Leichtigkeit bei direkter mikroskopischer Untersuchung.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samaniya Sukroongreung
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  1. 1.Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medical TechnologyMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand

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