An amino acid liquid synthetic medium for the development of mycelial and yeast forms of Candida Albicans

Sabouraudia. 1975 Jul;13(2):148-53. doi: 10.1080/00362177585190271.


A chemically defined medium composed of 6 amino acids, biotin, inorganic salts and glucose for the growth of yeast and mycelial phases of Candida albicans at 25 degrees C and 37 degrees of C respectively was developed based on the aminopeptidase(s) profile of the fungus. This medium has proved successful in maintaining the growth characteristics of both phases during serial transfers. The relative pathogenicity, virulence, invasiveness and immunogenicity of the yeast and mycelial phases are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / metabolism*
  • Animals
  • Candida albicans / cytology
  • Candida albicans / growth & development*
  • Culture Media
  • Haplorhini
  • Temperature


  • Amino Acids
  • Culture Media