This module reviews common opportunistic fungi that the mycologist may encounter on a daily basis in the mycology lab. Because there are so many opportunistic fungi, this module is limited to the most common ones. It is vital to be able to recognize opportunistic fungi and differentiate them from common laboratory contaminants and from common pathogenic (disease-causing) fungi.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Fungi Terms and Properties
Section 3: The Aseptate Opportunists
Characteristics of aseptate opportunists
Section 4: The Septate Opportunists
Characteristics of septate opportunists
Septate Fugal Opportunists Dematiaceous
Septate opportunists: Hyaline
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Section 6: Conclusion
Jeanette C. Sprute-Reynolds, MT-AMT, M-ASCP, Jeanette C. (Sprute) Reynolds, M-ASCP(cm), MT-AMT. Ms. Reynolds earned her Master of Science in Biology. She is certified in Emerging Diseases and is a certified instructor, MLS II-at Lexington Medical Center Microbiology Lab, Adjunct Science Faculty (LMC and Fortis College). She writes as a Microbiology subject matter expert for Orbis Education and freelance. Disclosure: Jeanette C. Sprute-Reynolds, MT-AMT, M-ASCP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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