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Table 1 Characteristics and localisation of nodules found in infected G. mellonella larvae

From: Biofilms formed by Candida albicans bloodstream isolates display phenotypic and transcriptional heterogeneity that are associated with resistance and pathogenicity

  Nodules
  Size Melanisation Encapsulation Confluence Fungal morphology Localisation
  Yeast cells Hyphae SC FB PI PT
LBF Small + + - +++ +* + + ++ -
HBF Large ++, +++ +++ + + +++** ++ ++ +++ +
  1. SC: subcuticle, FB: fat body, PI: paraintestinal, PT: paratracheal.
  2. *short squat hyphae, **long tangled hyphae often embedded in an extracellular matrix.