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Fungal Molecular Diagnostics

DNA Sequencing for Fungi

Slide 11

February 2011

When a fungus has grown in culture and it is not easily identified on the basis of macroscopic or microscopic morphology and it also does not a appear to be one of the dimorphic pathogens for which we have nucleic acid hybridization probe available, what else can be done to identify this organism? One option may be to try a series of biochemical and temperature tolerance tests but these are usually long and tedious to perform and sometimes do not provide any additional information. An alternative method that we make use of in the laboratory is DNA Sequencing.

DNA Sequencing for Fungi


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