Passage through the mammalian gut triggers a phenotypic switch that promotes Candida albicans commensalism
- Author(s): Noble, Suzanne;
- Pande, K;
- Chen, C;
- Noble, SM
- et al.
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Among ∼5,000,000 fungal species, C. albicans is exceptional in its lifelong association with humans, either within the gastrointestinal microbiome or as an invasive pathogen. Opportunistic infections are generally ascribed to defective host immunity but ma