TABLE 2.

Cell wall composition of C. albicans yeast and hyphae formsa

MediumTemp (°C)MorphologyChitinβ-1,6-Glucanβ-1,3-GlucanMannan
Lee, pH 6.725Yeast5.0 ± 0.420.9 ± 2.031.5 ± 2.542.5 ± 0.8
Lee, pH 4.537Yeast6.0 ± 0.633.2 ± 0.428.5 ± 3.030.2 ± 0.7
Lee, pH 6.737Hyphae11.2 ± 0.926.6 ± 0.635.0 ± 2.027.2 ± 0.4
  • a Wild-type CAI4 cells were labeled on the indicated medium containing [U-14C] glucose and were collected after 18 h by centrifugation. Cell walls were obtained and fractionated as described in Materials and Methods. Results are presented as the average percentage of total cell wall ± the SD from triplicate experiments.