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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 4

Microslide Culture

Slide 13

March 2012

Another way to do this is when you have difficulty getting it to sporulate, and you can’t tell how those spores are produced, and you want to be able to tell that before you put the final name on it, that is to make a microslide culture. Basically, you choose a medium that you think it will grow best on and start off by taking a plate of just water agar as your incubation chamber. You take that plate, set it down on the table that you are going to be working on, and you take a sterile test tube and you cut out plugs of agar on the medium you are going to use to try to grow the organism.

Microslide Culture


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