Candida tropicalis is found to mate sexually

Candida tropicalis cells, once thought to be asexual, have been discovered as being capable of mating sexually.

Scientists have hypothesised that the infectious fungus may have evolved the capacity to mate sexually as a survival mechanism during times their survival is threatened.

These findings support the theory that within the wider Candida genus the fungi which are exclusively asexual might prove to be the exception rather than the rule.

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