Candida tropicalis

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Candida tropicalis
Candida trpicalis.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Saccharomycotina
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Saccharomycetaceae
Genus: Candida
Species: C. tropicalis
Binomial name
Candida tropicalis
Berkhout, 1923[1]

Candida tropicalis is a species of yeast in the genus Candida. It is a common pathogen.[2]

Recent research (as of September 2016) suggests that Candida tropicalis, working synergistically with Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens, may cause or contribute to Crohn's disease.[3]


Candida tropicalis can be used to produce biodiesel from olive trees.[4]

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  1. ^ Berkhout, De Schimmelgesl. Monilia, Oidium, Oospora en Torula, Disset. Ultrecht: 44 (1923)
  2. ^ Mastromarino, Paola; Vitali, Beatrice; Mosca, Luciana (2013). "Bacterial vaginosis: a review on clinical trials with probiotics" (PDF). New Microbiologica. 36: 229–238. PMID 23912864. 
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