Journal article

Morphological studies of N-acetylglucosamine induced germ tube formation by Candida albicans.

MJ Hubbard, PA Sullivan, MG Shepherd

Can J Microbiol | Published : 1985

Abstract

In N-acetylglucosamine induced germ tube formation by Candida albicans, multiple (up to five) protuberances appeared within 90 min at 37 degrees C on each yeast cell. The protuberances were extensions of the cytosol and contained vesiclelike structures. Usually only one protuberance subsequently developed into a germ tube. The germ tubes emanated from all aspects of the cell surface but seldom from the budding (long axis) poles. Pseudohyphae, which originated from the budding pole, exhibited a marked constriction at the site of emergence and were 0.6-2.5 microns in diameter compared with a diameter of 0.6-0.8 micron for germ tubes. The presence of septa confirmed that germ tubes are precurso..

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