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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 3

Culture of Coccidioides immitis on a Medium with Cycloheximide

Slide 9

February 2012

This is Coccidioides. These are colonies of Coccidioides except for the one on the left-hand side about 9 o’clock that is bright white. All of the other colonies are Coccidioides immitis on a culture plate. They came from a contaminated specimen and cycloheximide allowed those colonies that were slower growing to be able to grow with out being inhibited by a rapidly growing mold.

Culture of Coccidioides immitis


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