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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

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Environmental Source of Candida dubliniensis

Miles A. Nunn*Comments to Author , Stefanie M. Schäfer*, Michael A. Petrou†, and Jillian R.M. Brown*
Author affiliations: *National Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford, England, United Kingdom; †Hammersmith Hospital National Health Service Trust, London, England, United Kingdom;

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Table 2

Substrate assimilation by Great Saltee fungi and Candida albicans

Substrate API 20C AUX assimilation profile code*
SL407 C. albicans (ATCC90028)
Pentoses
L-arabinose
D-xylose +
Hexoses
D-glucose + +
D-galactose + +
α-methyl-D-glucoside +
Disaccharides
D-cellobiose
D-lactose
D-maltose + +
D-saccharose + +
D-trehalose† +
Trisaccharides
D-melezitose
D-raffinose
Alcohols
Glycerol +
Adonitol + +
Xylitol + +
Inositol
D-sorbitol + +
Organic acids
2-keto-gluconate + +
Amino acids
N-acetylglucosamine + +
Identification C. dubliniensis C. albicans
API 20C AUX profile code
6172134
2566174
Predictive value 99.9%, excellent 99.2%, very good

*Results for 48 hours are shown. All 22 Great Saltee isolates gave similar profiles.

†By 72 hours all Saltee isolates showed some assimilation of trehalose; the degree of assimilation varied between isolates.

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