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Table 2 Pseudo-hyphae and secreted aspartyl proteinase (sap) production

From: Isolates from hospital environments are the most virulent of the Candida parapsilosiscomplex

Isolates Pseudo-hyphae production Sap production
  Yes No High Low
C. parapsilosis     
   Environment 8 12 14 6
   Bloodcultures 18 7 22 3
C. orthopsilosis 3 5 2 6
C. metapsilosis 0 4 0 4
Total no. of strains 29 28 38 19
  1. Study of 45 environmental and clinical Candida parapsilosis isolates, 8 C. orthopsilosis and 4 C. metapsilosis strains.