Although morphological flexibility could be a key contributor to fungal virulence, no molecular data has unambiguously established fungal morphogenesis as a virulence factor for Candida albicans, nor can specific forms of Candida be regarded as absolutely indicative of saprophytism or infection at a given site on the host. The fitness of the fungus in vivo probably reflects its adaptation to the variety of microenvironments in which this opportunist must survive.

Adaptation of Candida albicans to the host environment: the role of morphogenesis in virulence and survival in mammalian hosts

ROMANI, Luigina;BISTONI, Francesco;PUCCETTI, Paolo
2003

Abstract

Although morphological flexibility could be a key contributor to fungal virulence, no molecular data has unambiguously established fungal morphogenesis as a virulence factor for Candida albicans, nor can specific forms of Candida be regarded as absolutely indicative of saprophytism or infection at a given site on the host. The fitness of the fungus in vivo probably reflects its adaptation to the variety of microenvironments in which this opportunist must survive.
2003
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