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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 2



Fungi: Morphology of Molds (Continued)

Slide 5

January 2012

Well, chlamydoconidia and arthroconidia may be present in almost any of the molds. Some of the fungi that we deal with reproduce in an asexual way and also a sexual way. The results of some of the sexual reproduction among some of the classes of the fungi result in some spores that we call ascospores that we see not very frequently. Some of the fungi that we deal with are dimorphic. They have a mold form in nature or in the culture and have a yeast form in the patient or at 35-37 degrees centigrade. Most of the colonies of the molds are fluffy or fuzzy. They are filamentous organisms that are made up of hyphae and when you look at them microscopically you notice that they do look like fuzzy colonies. And for example, some of the laboratories just simply call them fuzzies because of that.

Fungi: Morphology of Molds (Continued)

 


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