Date of this Version
Published in Journal of Microbiological Methods 56 (2004) 119– 124.
A method is described for the formation of nearly 100% pseudohyphae populations of wild-type Candida albicans A72. The method employs fungal growth at 37 °C (ca. 5×106 cells/ml) in a glucose–proline–N-acetyl-glucosamine medium supplemented with up to 600 mM phosphate (KH2PO4/K2HPO4 1:1) at pH 6.5. Four other strains of C. albicans (MEN, 10261, SG5314 and CAI-4) also formed pseudohyphae under these conditions, although the phosphate response profiles differed in the concentration required for each strain to form pseudohyphae.