Candida tropicalis

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Candida tropicalis
Candida tropicalis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
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 in neutropaenic hosts, in whom it may spread through the bloodstream to peripheral organs.[2] For invasive disease, treatments include amphotericin B, echinocandins, or extended-spectrum triazole antifungals.[3]

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.[4] [5]


Candida tropicalis can be used to produce biodiesel from olive trees.[6]

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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. 
  3. ^ Chai LY, Denning DW, Warn P. Crit Rev Microbiol. 2010 Nov;36(4):282-98. Candida tropicalis in human disease. doi: 10.3109/1040841X.2010.489506.
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  5. ^ Hoarau, G; Gower-Rousseau, C; Hager, C (2016). "Bacteriome and Mycobiome Interactions Underscore Microbial Dysbiosis in Familial Crohn's Disease". mBio. 7: 1–11. doi:10.1128/mBio.01250-16. PMC 5030358Freely accessible. PMID 27651359. 
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