Caption: Candida albicans - yeast stage. Candida albicans is 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 hyphae (pseudohyphae) stages. The yeast produces hyphae (strands) from which pseudohyphae branch. The pseudohyphae can give rise to yeast cells by apical or lateral budding. Candida albicans candidiasis which includes thrush (an infection of the mouth & vagina) and vulvo-vaginitis.
Magnification*: x1,600
Type: SEM
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