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Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections

The Last Course

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Slide 10

September 2011

As the culture got just a little bit older it began to turn dark and as it did, the microscopic morphology shows you why. There are a number of canidia or spores that are being produced along the sides of the hyphae not in a flowerette arrangement but along the sides of the hyphae. You will notice that they are turning black. This is because of the melanin pigment that is produced by this organism. You can see a flowerette on one on the left hand side on the top of this illustration.

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