The genome of the yeast Candida albicans harbours many genomic short sequence repeats (SSRs). These are stable upon transition of colonization to infection in immune-compromised patients. We show here that in non-neutropenic patients this transition may coincide with variation in several of the SSRs. This may have implications for stage-specific expression of C. albicans pathogenicity factors. Copyright

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Al-Aidan, A. W., Goessens, W., Lemmens-den Toom, N., Al-Ahdal, M., & van Belkum, A. (2007). Microevolution in genomic short sequence repeats of Candica albicans in non-neutropenic patients. Yeast, 24(3), 155–160. doi:10.1002/yea.1462