Převáží výhody rodu Candida silnou patogenitu některých druhů?
The genus Candida is well known for its significant pathogenesis with which it radically affects the medical practice nowadays. C. albicans, above all, belongs to severe pathogens and it developed high resistance to a variety of antimicrobials. Undesirable effects of this species cast a shadow upon the entire group of these microorganisms, favourable metabolic qualities of which are thus often omitted. These properties find their usage in various fields of biotechnology. The present contribution is specifically focused on the application of genus Candida in traditional or recombinant biotechnology. Its pathogenesis is presented in contrast to the potential use of these yeasts in the industry.