Molecular epidemiology, antifungal susceptibility and virulence factors of Candida glabrata complex strains in Kayseri/Turkey

Kaan Ö., Koç A. N. , Altay Atalay M. A. , Mutlu Sarigüzel F.

MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS, vol.154, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 154
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.micpath.2021.104870
  • Keywords: Candida glabrata complex, Antifungal susceptibility, Molecular epidemiology, Sequence analysis, Virulence, SPP., PHOSPHOLIPASE, BRACARENSIS, PREVALENCE, YEASTS


Background: Candida nivariensis and Candida bracarensis are included in Candida glabrata complex, which are usually misidentified as C. glabrata based on phenotypic identification methods. It was aimed to identify C. glabrata complex isolated from various clinical samples in Kayseri/Turkey to the species level and to determine antifungal susceptibilities, virulence factors, and molecular epidemiology.