Fraunhoferde hyphae alternates between yeast and

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Unformatted text preview: Life •  yeast Hyphae forming Candida cell •  hyphae •  Alternates between yeast and hyphal phases dependent on environmental conditions •  Lives on 40-80% of normal humans-normal flora keeps it from becoming pathogenic on skin, in gut, mouth, intestines, vagina, respiratory system Candida Epidemiology Epidemiology(cont.) • Candida is presented to humans through food, and various other forms pathogenic by invading mucosa • Can be due to prolonged hospital stays, and prior antimicrobial use Candida on skin www.candidafood. com cycle is dimorphic, includes two stages •  foun...
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This document was uploaded on 03/02/2014 for the course BIOL 4849 at Youngstown State University.

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