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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part One

Fungi: General features (Continued)

Slide 18

November 2011

They are not susceptible again to the usual antimicrobials. They reproduce sexually or asexually. Most of the time in the laboratory we see the result of asexual reproduction with spores. They may be monomorphic which means they have one form, a yeast or a mold form. They may be dimorphic in that they may have a yeast and a mold form or another type of form. And then some of them actually produce more than two or three forms and they are called polymorphic. So reproduction by these is usually by asexual spores and that is what we see all of the time when we look at these organisms underneath a microscope.

Fungi: General features (Continued)


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