Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Saccharomycetes >>  Order: Saccharomycetales 
 BCRC Number 21984      
 Scientific Name: Candida parapsilosis

Candida parapsilosis (Ashford) Langeron & Talice., Ann. Parasitol. Hum. Comp. 10: 1-80. 1932.

Basionym: Monilia onychophila Pollacci & Nannizzi., In Marengo, Archivi di Biologia Applicata alla Patologia, alla Clinica all’lgiene 3: 25-26. 1926.

 Description: Growth in glucose-yeast extract-peptone broth: After 3 days at 25°C, the cells are globose or ellipsoidal, (2.4-5.6) × (2.4-5.6) µm, singly, multilateral budding. Growth on glucose-yeast extract-peptone agar: Aerobic growth is cream-colored, mucous, glistening, smooth and flat with entire margin. Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar: After 7 days at 25°C, pseudohyphae are formed. Formation of ascospores: Ascospores are not formed.

Taiwan, Taoyuan: China Chemical & Pharmaceutical Co., Air, Jan 1990, BCRC 21984.

 Habitat: Air, sprue, pickled cucumbers, patient, nail olive, human, infected tissue, and rotten tree trunk.

Denmark, New Zealand, Austria, USA, Puerto Rico, Italy, Norway, Chile, and Taiwan.


Langeron, M and Talice, RV. 1932.


F. L. Lee

 Note: This species is placed in biological safety level 1 (de Hoog, 1996).