Diversity Among The Candida Albicans (image) Brown University Share Print E-Mail Caption A new study from Brown University finds that samples of Candida albicans from patients frequently lack one copy of a vital master regulator in a genetic hotspot, which gives them flexibility to lose the other copy and adapt to vastly different environments. The white, turquoise, lavender and purple colonies are from strains grown on a special kind of agar. The orange/green pictures show colonies with fluorescent reporters connected to the genetic hotspot. Credit Bennett Lab/Brown University Usage Restrictions Credit Bennett Lab/Brown University Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.