germ tube


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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.
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Isolates suspected of being Candida albicans were confirmed by the germ tube formation method using foetal bovine serum.
Length of germ tube of the germinated spores was measured, using ocular micrometer which was calibrated by a micrometer slide (Shama and Massoud, 2001).
7) In case where yeast cells did not show sprouting (germ tubes), the culture was reported as yeast other than Candida albicans'.
To corroborate the killing action of [alpha]-T, aliquots obtained from viable cells reduction experiments at different times (see Section "Inhibition of germ tube formation") were stained with 10 [micro]l of aqueous propidium iodide (PI) (Molecular Probes, Eugene, USA) solution (10 [micro]g/ml) and fluorescein diacetate (FDA) (Sigma-Aldrich, St.
It is believed that chlorhexidine inhibits germ tube formation in Candida albicans there by suppressing the candidal activity [22].
Under these conditions, germlings fail to grow beyond the germ tube state of development, due to rupture of hyphal tips and uncontrolled spillage of cytoplasm.
All consecutive non-duplicate Candida species isolated from March to September 2005 were identified using the germ tube test and a commercial identification kit (Auxacolor 2, Bio-Rad, France).
In addition to variation in trehalose assimilation rates, 3-4 distinct types were apparent in the germ tube test.