Antigenic Variation in Candida Albicans
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Biology
The antigenicity of the germ tube and the yeast phase of Candida albicans have been compared by crossed immunoelectrophoresis, tandem-crossed immunoelectrophoresis and classical immunoelectrophoresis. Qualitative and quantitative differences between the two growth forms have been observed. One unique antigen to the yeast phase was found. Possible roles of phase-specific antigens in the study of pathogenicity of C. Albicans are discussed. The crossed immunoelectrophoresis technique proved to be a more sensitive method for antigenic studies than classical immunoelectrophoresis.
© Jana Podzimek
Podzimek, Jana, "Antigenic Variation in Candida Albicans" (1980). MSU Graduate Theses. 602.