Development of Candida albicans hyphae in different growth media--variations in growth rates, cell dimensions and timing of morphogenetic events

J Gen Microbiol. 1986 Nov;132(11):3083-8. doi: 10.1099/00221287-132-11-3083.


In six liquid culture media, all of which stimulated Candida albicans to grow in the hyphal form, the rates of hyphal extension and increase in cellular ATP concentration, hyphal diameters, times of evagination of hyphae, times of septum formation and positions of septa in the hyphae appeared to vary independently. There were no discernible associations between properties such as length or volume of hyphal compartments at the time of septation and temporal parameters of hyphal growth. The results suggest that growth environment influences many of the processes contributing to hyphal development, but that these processes are not necessarily interrelated.

MeSH terms

  • Adenosine Triphosphate / metabolism
  • Candida albicans / cytology
  • Candida albicans / growth & development*
  • Cell Wall / metabolism
  • Culture Media
  • Morphogenesis
  • Time Factors


  • Culture Media
  • Adenosine Triphosphate