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Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections

The Last Course

Microscopic Examination: Culture

Slide 11

September 2011

Well, we took some of this mold culture, put it on a blood containing medium, put it at 37° C, let it incubate over night, came in the next morning, took some material out of the culture tube, looked at it and here is what we saw. These are small, elongated budding yeast cells. They look almost like cigars, some of them do and some of them are still oval and some of them are round because they haven’t totally converted to the cigar body-type form.

Microscopic Examination: Culture


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