TABLE 2.

Germination of wild-type C. albicans and CHK and CSSK mutants on RHE tissue as determined by SEMa

Strains or comparison1 h4 h
Avg germ tube length (μm) ± SD% of germ tubesAvg germ tube length (μm) ± SD% of germ tubes
CAF26.6 ± 1.58319 ± 4.090
CHK213.5 ± 0.66**5**13 ± 2.9**88
CHK234.6 ± 0.98*18**15 ± 3.588
CSSK213.6 ± 0.94**13**9.7 ± 1.9**80
CSSK235.0 ± 1.025**19 ± 3.182
Among all groups******
CHK21 vs CSSK23**
CSSK21 vs CSSK23***
  • a Ten cells of each strain were measured for germ tube length. Approximately 100 cells were counted for germination. The five genotypes were tested by one-way analysis of variance (germ tube length) and chi square tests (percentage of germ tubes). The four mutations were compared against the wild type and null mutants were compared to revertants by Bonferroni-corrected post-hoc tests (*, corrected P < 0.05; **, corrected P < 0.01).