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Candida tropicalis

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Kingdom  Fungi
Order  Saccharomycetales
Genus  Candida
Higher classification  Candida
Division  Ascomycota
Family  Saccharomycetaceae
Scientific name  Candida tropicalis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis, Issatchenkia orientalis, Candida lusitaniae, Candida dubliniensis

Candida tropicalis

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. For invasive disease, treatments include amphotericin B, echinocandins, or extended-spectrum triazole antifungals.


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.


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


Candida tropicalis Wikipedia