Terminology Related to Morphologic Features of Molds

Several morphologic terms are used to help identify species of fungi: Ascocarp: A large saclike structure in which sexual spores are produced. Asci: Smaller sacs within an ascocarp ...

Morphologic Features of Yeast Colonies

Yeast will grow on bacteriological media (sheep blood agar and chocolate agar). They may appear as small, creamy or white colonies that are somewhat more raised than staphylococcal ...

Candida albicans KOH preparation

KOH Preparation showing branched and budding C. albicans

Cryptococcus neoformans capsule

Cryptococcus neoformans polysaccharide capsule is visible by india ink preparation in CSF from an AIDS patient with meningeoencephalitis

Spherule with endospores of Coccidioides

Endospores within a spherule in infected lung parenchema. Initial infection usually resolves spontaneously, but when immunity is compromised, dissemination to almost any organ can ...
Candida albicans

Candida albicans

Candida albicans is a diploid fungus that grows both as yeast and filamentous cells and a causal agent of opportunistic oral and genital infections in humans. Systemic fungal infections ...



Aspergillus niger

  Aspergillus niger Is  filamentous fungi that is found in mesophilic environments. It is not only a xerophilic fungi, but is also a thermotolerant organism, that produces colonies ...

Fungi Hyphae

hyphae (the plural from hypha) is a long, branching filamentous structure of a fungus and also found in  Actinobacteria. hyphae are collectively together called a mycelium A ...

Aspergillus flavus under microscope



Molds (filamentous fungi)

Molds (filamentous fungi)

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