Why this pesky pathogen's days might be numbered


A QUICK who-am-I? game: I was one of the first fungi to undergo whole genome sequencing. I don’t survive outside the human body, but I’ve been around a long time. Hippocrates first wrote about me in Of the Epidemics in 400BC. 

These days, I’m frequently blamed for being one of the top sources of fungal infections in critically ill or otherwise immunocompromised patients. 

Have you guessed? 

I’m Candida albicans, that pesky and opportunistic pathogenic yeast frequently bothering your