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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Oct 2018|
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- School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, Medical Sciences - Senior Lecturer
- Institute of Medical Sciences