- Torulopsis glabrata
Consists of small, oval budding yeast cells. No pseudohyphae or ascospores.
|Surface:||White to cream|
|Growth Rate:||Rapid to very rapid|
Small colonies, oval, with single terminal budding and nonencapsulated yeast cells can be seen.
HABITATTorulopsis are cosmopolitan.
Causes infections occurring usually in the bloodstream or urinary tract and sometimes in the lungs and other sites. The organism is also found in healthy individuals and appears to cause infection only in patients with severe underlying disease or in immunocompromised patients; the pattern of disease may be bronchopulmonary, genitourinary, or septicemic.
- Corn Meal Agar
- Malt Extract Agar
- Potato Dextrose Agar
- Sabouraud Dextrose Agar
- Wort Agar
|Temperature:||25 degrees C.|
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