Candida glabrata: friend and foe

Tam, P, Gee, K, Piechocinski, M and Macreadie, I 2015, 'Candida glabrata: friend and foe', Journal of Fungi, vol. 1, pp. 277-292.

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Title Candida glabrata: friend and foe
Author(s) Tam, P
Gee, K
Piechocinski, M
Macreadie, I
Year 2015
Journal name Journal of Fungi
Volume number 1
Start page 277
End page 292
Total pages 16
Publisher M D P I AG
Abstract Candida glabrata is mostly good, but, at times, it is an opportunistic pathogen. Previously known as Torulopsis glabrata, it enjoyed a good reputation and was even present in starter cultures. Its haploid genome and lack of mating made it an attractive challenge for yeast genetics studies. However, more recently it has become better known due to its character as an emerging cause of candidiasis, and for its resistance to multidrugs that are employed for candidiasis treatment. While now classified as Candida glabrata, it is still not a good fit and tends to stand alone as a very unique yeast. In terms of sequence, it is dissimilar to other Candida yeast and most similar to Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Subject Medical Infection Agents (incl. Prions)
Keyword(s) Antifungal resistance
Opportunistic pathogen
Starter culture
DOI - identifier 10.3390/jof1020277
ISSN 2309-608X
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