Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 5th, 2005
C. albicans is "a diploid yeast with a predominantly clonal mode of reproduction, and no complete sexual cycle is known," according to scientists in the United States. "As a commensal organism, it inhabits a variety of niches in humans."
"It becomes an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients and can cause both superficial and disseminated infections," explained A. Forche and colleagues at the University of Minnesota. "It has been demonstrated that genome rearrangement and genetic variation in isolates...
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