Caption: Candida albicans - yeast stage. A yeast-like fungus commonly occuring on human skin, in the upper respiratory, alimentary & female genital tracts. This fungus has a dimorphic life cycle with a yeast and hyphal stages. The yeast produces hyphae (strands) from which pseudohyphae branch. The pseudohyphae can give rise to yeast cells by apical or lateral budding. Causes candidiasis which includes thrush (an infection of the mouth & vagina) and vulvo-vaginitis.
Magnification*: x1,000
Type: SEM
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Keywords: 23220B,05.01.03,asexual reproduction,bud,bud scar,budding,Candida,Candida albicans,candidiasis,fungal pathogen,fungi,fungi and slime molds,fungus,infection,thrush,vulvo-vaginitis,yeast,yeast budding,SEM