One hundred and thirty-two strains of Candida spp. were cultured on STTZ-Agar at 37 degrees C for 6 days and at 25 degrees C for 6 and 21 days to determine the culture conditions that would ensure maximum reproducibility in the discrimination of the strains of the same species. Standardization is of utmost importance, as varying experimental conditions can alter the results of the tests. Further studies are needed also implementing molecular tests to establish possible relationships between morphotype, genotype and virulence.
Candida spp. morphotype differentiation on Sabouraud-Triphenyltetrazolium-Agar (STTZ-Agar) under three different experimental conditions / Liguori, G; Marinelli, A; Galdiero, Emilia; Arnese, A; Di Onofrio, V; Lucariello, A; Marinelli, P.. - In: NEW MICROBIOLOGICA. - ISSN 1121-7138. - STAMPA. - (2004), pp. 193-197.