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Analysis of the genetic diversity of Candida isolates obtained from diabetic patients and kidney transplant recipients

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Title
Analysis of the genetic diversity of Candida isolates obtained from diabetic patients and kidney transplant recipients
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, June 2016
DOI 10.1590/0074-02760160042
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Volmir Pitt Benedetti, Daiani Cristina Savi, Rodrigo Aluizio, Douglas Adamoski, Vanessa Kava-Cordeiro, Lygia V Galli-Terasawa, Chirlei Glienke

Abstract

Yeasts of the genus Candida have high genetic variability and are the most common opportunistic pathogenic fungi in humans. In this study, we evaluated the genetic diversity among 120 isolates of Candida spp. obtained from diabetic patients, kidney transplant recipients and patients without any immune deficiencies from Paraná state, Brazil. The analysis was performed using the ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 region and a partial sequence of 28S rDNA. In the phylogenetic analysis, we observed a consistent separation of the species C. albicans, C. dubliniensis, C. glabrata, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. metapsilosis and C. orthopsilosis, however with low intraspecific variability. In the analysis of the C. albicans species, two clades were formed. Clade A included the largest number of isolates (91.2%) and the majority of isolates from GenBank (71.4%). The phylogenetic analysis showed low intraspecific genetic diversity, and the genetic polymorphisms between C. albicans isolates were similar to genetic divergence found in other studies performed with isolates from Brazil. This low genetic diversity of isolates can be explained by the geographic proximity of the patients evaluated. It was observed that yeast colonisation was highest in renal transplant recipients and diabetic patients and that C. albicans was the species most frequently isolated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 5%
Unknown 21 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 23%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Professor 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 18%

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