TABLE 1.

Strains used in this study

StrainOriginMTL genotypeCladeaReference
WO-1BloodstreamαII 30
19FVaginaαI 18
P78048MouthαI 24
L26Vagina a I 17
12CMouth a I 18
P37005Mouth a I 17
P75063Bloodstream a SA 24
3153ALab aI
  • a By using the Ca3 probe and Southern blot hybridization, C. albicans has been separated into five major clades: group I, group II, group III, group SA, and group E (3, 17, 23, 24).