Phospholipase A and lysophospholipase activities were measured in the culture fluid and in the blastospores of . When phospholipase activity was measured in six yeasts (four strains of and a single strain each of and ) a correlation was found between this activity and two potential parameters of pathogenicity. The isolates which adhered most strongly to buccal epithelial cells and were most pathogenic in mice had the highest phospholipase activities. Non-pathogenic yeasts, including isolates which did not adhere and did not kill mice, had lower phospholipase activities.


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