germ tube

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(botany) a slender tubular outgrowth from a spore in germination

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These Candida-positive colonies were gram stained and only those which were round to oval with purple-coloured budding yeast cells were further processed for germ tube (GT) test.
album was most effective to inhibit spore germination (48%) and germ tube (90.
In present study, herbal toothpast 4 was further assayed for its inhibition activity on germ tube formation, or mycelial conversion, and oral epithelium adhesion of C.
Out of 87 isolates, 27 isolates were positive for germ tube test and growth at 45[degrees]C on SDA media indicating all 27 isolates were C.
To confirm the presence of Candida, Gram staining and germ tube test were performed.
Speciation of Candida isolates was done by the germ tube test, morphology on corn meal agar and Chromagar.
All species which were positive for germ tube and chlamydospore production were cultured on SDA and kept at 45C for 48-72 h.
albicans ATCC10231 provided by American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), Rockville, MD, USA, was employed for determining the antifungal PDI (APDI), fungicidal studies and germ tube inhibition.
Culture filtrates of these isolates were tested to determine their potency to inhibit germination and decrease germ tube length of conidia of the test pathogen.
Until then it had been misidentified as candida albicans if only germ tube test was used for identification as both the species have many similarities in their microscopic morphology and ability to form germ tubes in serum.
The fungus was identified by demonstrating formation of a germ tube on 4-hour incubation in horse serum.
It is believed that chlorhexidine inhibits germ tube formation in Candida albicans there by suppressing the candidal activity [22].