Researchers from the US and Israel took a look at genetic diversity in clinical isolates of Candida albicans, an often harmless fungal species that can cause serious infections. Using genome sequencing and multilocus sequence typing, the team characterized 21 C. albicans isolates, including 14 found in bloodstream infections and seven isolated from oral or vaginal sites.

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