African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5211

Short Communication

Lack of Candida bracariensis and Candida nivariensis in vaginal Candida glabrata isolates in Jos, Plateau State

  Nnadi Nnaemeka Emmanuel1*, Okolo Mark Ojogba2 Orazio Romeo3, Ayanbimpe Grace Mebi1, Fabio Scordino3, Enweani Ifeoma Bessie4 and Giuseppe Criseo3
  1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, P.M.B 2012, Plateau State University, Bokkos, Plateau State, Nigeria. 2Department of Medical Microbiology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. 3Department of Life Sciences ‘‘Marcello Malpighi’’, Section of Microbiological, Genetic and Molecular Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy. 4Faculty of Health Sciences and technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
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  •  Accepted: 06 August 2013
  •  Published: 30 August 2013



Although rare and emerging, Candida bracariensis and Candida nivariensis are two newly described species in the Candida glabrata complex which share similar phenotypic features and could be misdiagnosed. We examined 34 clinical isolates of C. glabratausing a multiplex PCR method for the presence of this newly described cryptic species. All study isolates were confirmed to be C. glabrata and none verified as either C. bracariensis or C. nivariensis.


Key words: Candida bracariensisCandida nivariensis, Candida glabrata.