Table 1.

Growth parameters of 60 Candida spp. isolates determined with medium-inoculum combinationsa

Inoculum (CFU/ml)Time to growth phasebTime to stationary phasebGrowth at 24 hcFinal growth at 48 hc
RPMI–2%GRPMIRPMI–2%GRPMIRPMI–2%GRPMIRPMI–2%GRPMI
105 6:54 ± 0:257:01 ± 0:3326:49 ± 1:4522:32 ± 2:010.53 ± 0.160.32 ± 0.050.86 ± 0.150.40 ± 0.05
104 10:25 ± 0:4210:32 ± 0:3134:07 ± 2:3230:05 ± 2:470.30 ± 0.100.21 ± 0.090.77 ± 0.150.37 ± 0.05
103 17:32 ± 0:5317:39 ± 0:5741:01 ± 2:5938:27 ± 3:070.10 ± 0.090.08 ± 0.060.61 ± 0.170.33 ± 0.05
  • a Data are means ± standard errors.

  • b Time expressed in hours:minutes.

  • c Growth is optical density at 540 nm.