Electron microscopy of young Candida albicans chlamydospores.


Journal Article

One- to three-day-old cultures of Candida albicans bearing chlamydospores were grown and harvested by a special technique, free of agar, and prepared for ultramicrotomy and electron microscopy. These young chlamydospores exhibited a subcellular structure similar to that of the yeast phase, e.g., cytoplasmic membrane, ribosomes, and mitochondria. Other structural characteristics unique to chlamydospores were a very thick, layered cell wall, the outer layer of which was continuous with the outer layer of the suspensor cell wall and was covered by hair-like projections; membrane bound organelles; and large lipoid inclusions. Only young chlamydospores less than 3 to 4 days old exhibited these ultrastructural characteristics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, SE; Spurlock, BO; Michaels, GE

Published Date

  • September 1, 1974

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 119 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 992 - 999

PubMed ID

  • 4368664

Pubmed Central ID

  • 4368664

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9193


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States