The killer effect of 37 species of Candida, Cryptococcus, Hansenula, Pichia, Rhodotorula, Saccharomyces, and Trichosporon on 100 Candida albicans isolates of human and animal origin was studied. All of the C. albicans cultures were sensitive to one or more killer yeasts. The factors affecting the killer phenomenon on C. albicans were investigated for realizing a simple system for the differentiation of the 100 C. albicans isolates. By using this system, it was possible to differentiate up to 512 isolates of C. albicans according to their susceptibility to the killer effect of nine selected killer yeasts. The use of this method as an epidemiological marker in the case of presumptive nosocomial infections due to C. albicans is also reported.
|Titolo:||Killer system : a simple method for differentiating Candida albicans strains|
MORACE, GIULIA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||candida albicans ; hydrogen-ion concentration ; killer factors, Yeast ; microbial sensitivity tests ; mycotoxins ; saccharomyces cerevisiae proteins ; temperature ; Yeasts|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-1983|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|