Category: Mycology

Bird Seed Agar for the isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans 4.43/5 (7)

Bird Seed Agar for the isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans

Bird Seed Agar for the isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans Bird Seed Agar is a solid medium used for selective and differential isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans from clinical specimens. Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast that produces the enzyme phenoloxidase, an enzyme necessary in melanin synthesis. The brown pigmented colonies of Cryptococcus neoformans were observed by Staib […]

Difference Between Mold and Yeast 4.47/5 (188)

Difference Between Mold and Yeast

Difference Between Mold and Yeast S.N. Characteristics Mold Yeast 1 Habitat Typically found in damp, dark or steam-filled areas. Very common. Can be found on fruit and berries, in the stomach of mammals and on skin, among other places. 2 Cell Multicellular (multiple celled) Unicellular (one cell) 3 Shape Filamentous fungi, Threadlike Round or oval […]

Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) – Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Colony Morphology 4.61/5 (77)

Colony Morphology on SDA

Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) – Composition, Principle, Uses, Preparation and Colony Morphology Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) is used for the isolation, cultivation, and maintenance of non-pathogenic and pathogenic species of fungi and yeasts. SDA was formulated by Sabouraud in 1892 for culturing dermatophytes. The pH is adjusted to approximately 5.6 in order to enhance the growth of fungi, […]

Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA)- Principle, Uses, Composition, Procedure and Colony Characteristics 4.32/5 (219)

Colony Characteristics on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA)

Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA)- Principle, Uses, Composition, Procedure and Colony Characteristics Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) is used for the cultivation of fungi. Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) is a general purpose medium for yeasts and molds that can be supplemented with acid or antibiotics to inhibit bacterial growth. It is recommended for plate count methods for foods, dairy products and […]

Germ Tube Test- Principle, Procedure, Results, Interpretation and Limitations 4.56/5 (226)

Germ Tube Test- Principle, Procedure, Results, Interpretation and Limitations

Germ Tube Test- Principle, Procedure, Results, Interpretation and Limitations Germ Tube Test is a screening test which is used to differentiate Candida albicans from other yeast. Germ tube (GT) formation was first reported by Reynolds and Braude in 1956. When Candida is grown in human or sheep serum at 37°C for 3 hours, they forms […]

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