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Table 1 Virulence factors found among different Candida species

From: Antifungal susceptibility and phenotypic virulence markers of Candida species isolated from Nepal

  Pz value Candida albicans (n = 48) Non albicans Candida species
Candida tropicalis (n = 11) Candida glabrata (n = 9) Candida krusei (n = 3)
Proteinase test  
 Strong < 0.79 35 5 1 0
 Mild 0.80–0.89 1 1 0 0
 Weak 0.90–0.99 0 0 0 0
 Negative = 1 12 5 8 3
Phospholipase test  
 Strong < 0.79 17 2 1 0
 Mild 0.80–0.89 8 0 0 0
 Weak 0.90–0.99 10 3 2 1
 Negative = 1 13 6 6 2
Esterase test
 Strong < 0.79 31 8 3 1
 Mild 0.80–0.89 6 0 0 0
 Weak 0.90–0.99 0 0 0 0
 Negative = 1 11 3 6 2
Biofilm production
 Positive 36 10 6 3
 Negative 12 1 3 0
Cell surface hydrophobicity (%)
 Strong > 20 35 10 7 2
 Mild 10–19.99 9 1 2 1
 Weak 0.1–9.99 4 0 0 0
 Negative < 0.1 0 0 0 0