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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part One

Dematiaceous Septate Hyphae

Slide 28

November 2011

This is an organism that is dematiaceous. In other words, it is pigmented. One of the things that you do in the laboratory is recognize these molds is by looking at the spores produced, you look at the spores to recognize the size and the shape of the spores and so on. You can look at this one and say, "Ah! I know what this is. This is Bipolaris!" because of the features you will be familiar with as we go through with a few other sessions. The arrow here shows those septae and you can see that this hyphal strand at the bottom left hand corner is divided up into compartments so that each one of those is a separate unit and can survive and grow and produce a new colony.

Dematiaceous Septate Hyphae


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