[Effect of glucose and nitrogen concentrations on the morphology of Candida albicans and the formation of chlamydospores in synthetic culture media]

Mycopathologia. 1980 Jul 1;71(2):113-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00440617.
[Article in French]


Candida albicans was grown in the darkness, at 28 degrees C, in a synthetic medium in which glucose and nitrogen concentrations were varied. Numeric appraisal of the chlamydospore index was possible only in the medium where glucose concentration was 0,08 g/1 or less. When the glucose concentration raised, pseudomycelial thalli bore numerous chlamydospores but sometimes also chains of cells with a dense granular content. These thalli bud yeast cells which separate and bud again in the medium. The different morphological aspects of the cultures are decribed, illustrated and classified according to the glucose and nitrogen concentration of the medium.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Ammonium Sulfate / pharmacology
  • Candida albicans / cytology*
  • Candida albicans / growth & development
  • Candida albicans / physiology
  • Culture Media
  • Glucose / pharmacology*
  • Nitrogen / pharmacology*
  • Spores, Fungal / physiology


  • Culture Media
  • Glucose
  • Nitrogen
  • Ammonium Sulfate