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Casein Agar: a Useful Medium for Differentiating Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans

By Christian O. Mosca, María D. Moragues, José Llovo, Asmaa Al Mosaid, David C. Coleman and José Pontón

Abstract

Production of chlamydospores on casein agar at 24°C for 48 h provides a simple means for differentiating Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans based on chlamydospore production. Of 109 C. dubliniensis isolates tested on this medium, 106 (97.2%) produced abundant chlamydospores and three produced few chlamydospores. In contrast, of the 120 C. albicans isolates tested, 111 (92.5%) failed to produce any chlamydospores, whereas the remaining nine isolates produced few chlamydospores. These findings indicate that abundant chlamydospore production on casein agar is a useful test for discriminating between C. dubliniensis and C. albicans

Topics: Mycology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1128/JCM.41.3.1259-1262.2003
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:150262
Provided by: PubMed Central
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