Production of white colonies on CHROMagar Candida medium by members of the Candida glabrata clade and other species with overlapping phenotypic traits

Justin A. Bishop, Nancy Chase, Richard Lee, Cletus P. Kurtzman, William G. Merz

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We hypothesized that species of the Candida glabrata clade and species with phenotypic traits that overlap those of C. glabrata would produce white colonies on CHROMagar Candida medium. Of 154 isolates (seven species) tested, C. bracarensis, C. nivariensis, C. norvegensis, C. glabrata, and C. inconspicua produced white colonies; the Pichia fermentans group and C. krusei did not. Many of these species are difficult to identify phenotypically; white colonies may signal the need for the use of molecular approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3498-3500
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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