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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 2



Basic Structures of Yeasts

Slide 20

January 2012

This is an example here of a yeast underneath a scanning electron microscope showing you some of the structures that are labeled. The cell is the YMC is a yeast mother cell. That is the primary cell. On the left of that, you will see what looks like is called a pseudohyphae. It is starting to form one. It is elongated and it is narrowed down where it attaches to the yeast mother cell. On the cell above it, you will see a round cell. On the right hand side it says GT. That is a germ tube and that differs from a pseudohyphal strand in that it is not narrowed down it just comes straight out of the yeast cell. And then we use a germ tube as a means of trying to identify Candida albicans. If you look on the left hand side you will see there is an elongated cell, a hyphal strand, it is a hypha. So you see these structures with yeasts and as we go along maybe you will see some of these.

Basic Structures of Yeasts

 


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