Persistence of pigment production by yeast isolates grown on CHROMagar Candida medium

Duane R. Hospenthal, Clinton K. Murray, Miriam L. Beckius, Judith A. Green, David P. Dooley

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Abstract

We evaluated the persistence of pigmentation in yeast isolates grown on the chromogenic medium CHROMagar Candida over 7 days. Candida, Cryptococcus, and Trichosporon isolates were inoculated alone or mixed onto duplicate sets of plates and incubated at 30 and 35°C. Candida albicans and Candida krusei were readily identified throughout the reading period, but Candida glabrata was difficult to differentiate from other species until the 3- or 4-day time point. Candida tropicalis produced colonies similar to those of rare Cryptococcus and Trichosporon species, and mixed cultures were often difficult to identify as such.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4768-4770
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume40
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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