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germ tube

a young hypha growing out of a yeast cell or spore, the beginning of a mycelium; also used as a rapid test for differentiating Candida albicans from other Candida species.


1. old-fashioned and lay term for a pathogenic microorganism.
2. living substance capable of developing into an organ, part or organism as a whole; a primordium. Commonly used to refer to the embryos of wheat grains which are removed during milling and sold separately as wheat germ.

germ cell
direct descendants of the primordial cells which originate from the yolk sac endoderm and migrate to the gonadal ridges of the embryo, where they give rise to either ova or spermatozoa. Called also gonocytes, sex cells.
germ cell tumor
a rare tumor in dogs, similar to more common lesions in humans. Similar to pituitary adenomas in distribution and cellular characteristics.
germ line
the genetic material as it is transferred via the gametes, before being modified by somatic recombination or mutation.
germ line cells
germ line transmission
a mode of transmission, particularly of retroviruses, whereby the genome of the virus is integrated into the chromosomal DNA and transmitted via gametes to offspring.
germ plasma evaluation program
a planned investigative, large scale breeding program aimed at accumulating comparative information on the relative performance of various breeds and crossbreeds of agricultural animals.
germ theory
1. all organisms are developed from a cell.
2. infectious diseases are of microbial origin.
germ tube
a tube-like structure that develops during the growth of some fungi and becomes a hypha; a feature of the yeast, Candida albicans.
wheat germ
see wheat germ.
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Table 3 % Cells with germ tube (% GTF) formation of C.
Yeast cells and germ tubes were lysed using PUREGENE DNA Isolation Kit (Gentra Systems, Minneapolis, MN).
A distinguishing feature is that the egg-laying hen was immunized with a combination of heat-killed germ tubes (the beginning of hyphae) and heat-killed yeast cells.
Germ tube formation by C albicans strains was strongly inhibited by coriander oil and this effect started at concentrations lower than their MIC values (Fig.
Overall, coriander oil proved to be effective in inhibiting germ tube formation on both C albicans strains tested even at sub-MIC concentrations which could be advantageous in reducing C albicans pathogenicity that appears to be related to hyphal growth and germ tube formation.
Since coriander oil caused inhibition of germ tube formation in Candida albicans strains, this fact can potentiate amphotericin B known effect on germ tube formation (Ogletree et al.
The findings of the present study indicate that coriander essential oil has interesting potential as therapeutic option against Candida cells due to its fungicidal ability, inhibition of germ tube formation and synergetic effect with amphotericin B.
Germ tube formation by atypical strains of Candida albicans.
In addition to germ tube induction, budding was also inhibited considerably (Fig.
MAP kinase pathway is involved in germ tube induction in C.
Farnesol concentrations required to block germ tube formation in Candida albicans in the presence and absence of serum.