The mycoparasitic yeast Saccharomycopsis schoenii predates and kills multi-drug resistant Candida auris

Klara Junker, Gustavo Bravo Ruiz, Alexander Lorenz, Louise Walker, Neil Gow, Jürgen Wendland (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Candida auris has recently emerged as a multi-drug resistant fungal pathogen that poses a serious global health threat, especially for patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs). C. auris can colonize human skin and can spread by physical contact or contaminated surfaces and equipment. Here, we show that the mycoparasitic yeast Saccharomycopsis schoenii efficiently kills multi-drug resistant both sensitive and multi-drug resistant isolates of C. auris belonging to the same clade, as well as clinical isolates of other pathogenic species of the Candida genus suggesting novel approaches for biocontrol.
Original languageEnglish
Article number14959
Number of pages5
JournalScientific Reports
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2018

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