A)- colony of S. apiospermum Sabouraud agar with chloramphenicol. A colony of white edges and brown center

(B)- the oval appearance of conidia, with truncated base, hyaline septate hyphae emerging (40x magnification)

Scedosporium species colony and microscopic description

“Dark, elliptical conidia each supported by a conidiophore (‘lollipops‘)” is characteristic of Scedosporium apiospermum. The grayish-brown appearance of the ...
Fusarium culmorum

Fusarium species colony and microscopic description

“Multi-celled, sickle-form macroconidia” is the description for Fusarium species, which produces colonies with a distinctive rose red or purple red pigmentation.
candida parapsilosis

Candida parapsilosis Morphology on Cornmeal Agar

Candida parapsilosis produces a crop of separated foci of growth that show radiating pseudohyphae and scattered blastoconidia, producing what are known as “spider” or “crossed ...
Geotrichum spp (Hockey stick appearance)

Geotrichum species Morphology on Cornmeal agar

Geotrichum species When grown on cornmeal agar are characterized by true hyphae that segment into rectangular arthroconidia. Arthrospores germinate from one corner, giving them a “hockey ...
Yeasts identification on Cornmeal agar (CMA)

Yeasts identification on Cornmeal Agar (CMA)

(a) Candida albicans: green, smooth colonies; CMA: large, thick-walled chlamydospore, usually terminal and present singly or in small clusters along with clusters of round blastoconidia. ...
Candida spp on Corn Meal Agar

Induce Chlamydospore formation of Candida albicans using Corn Meal Agar

Corn Meal Agar is used for the cultivation of fungi and the demonstration of chlamydospore production Candida albicans is the etiological agent in candidiasis, which can range from ...

Reproduction in fungi

Fungi reproduce by either: 1- Sexual reproduction: formation of Zygospore, ascospores or basidiospores 2- Asexual reproduction : – Budding or fission – Asexual spores ...
Cryptococcus neoformans yeast cells

Fungi classification depending on cell morphology

Depending on cell morphology classified as : Yeasts Yeast like fungi Molds Dimorphic fungi 1- Yeasts: Unicellular fungi which reproduce by budding On culture  –  produce  ...
Histoplasma capsulatum spiked macroconidia

Microscopic Morphologic Features of the Mold Forms of Various Dimorphic Fungi

The spiked (echinulate) macroconidia seen in Image below is characteristic of the mold form of Histoplasma capsulatum. The mold form of Coccidioides immitis (Image below) is characterized ...
Short blue-staining hyphae and spherical spores of Malassezia furfur

Tinea versicolor caused by Malassezia furfur infection and laboratory diagnosis

The yeast-like colonies seen growing on the blood agar surface in the image below are lipid-dependent and grow only where olive oil had been applied. This is characteristic of the ...
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