Dermatophyte Test Medium principle and colonies morphology

Dermatophyte Test Medium MLTGEEKS

Dermatophyte Test Medium abbreviated DTM is  a growth selective growth medium used for the selective isolation of dermatophytes. Dermatophytes are a distinct group of fungi that infect the skin,hair and nails of humans and animals engendering a variety of cutaneous infections known  as ringworm or…

10% KOH Test for fungal element identification

Fungal test MLTGEEKS

KOH test is an easy microbiology test used for the identification of fungal elements or skin fungus from a yeast infection, candida infection and hyphae in skin scraping ,nail samples and other biological samples such as  mucous membranes from vaginal infection test , bronchial aspirate or…

Potato Dextrose Agar Principle,Composition and Colony characteristics

Black Mold Aspergillus niger on Potato Dextrose agar

Potato dextrose agar is a fungi growth media recommended for the isolation and counting of yeasts and moulds from dairy products and other foodstuffs. It is also used for stimulating sporulation,maintaining stock cultures of certain dermatophytes and for the differentiation of typical varieties of dermatophytes…

LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF FUNGI

Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections mltgeeks

The laboratory diagnosis of fungal infection begins with the appropriate sample collection and transportation.In most fungal infections, identifications are primarily based on the assessment of colony morphology and microscopic characteristics.Key biochemistry tests may be required to distinguish genes and species.In some cases, serological studies using lateral…

Introduction to Medical Mycology and importance of Fungi

Fungi Infection MLT GEEKS

Mycology is the study of fungi though the term mycology is derived from the greek word “mykes” meaning mushroom.Mycology is the generalisation of fungi and represents one of the oldest discipline of microbiology. Fungi are microorganisms in the domain Eukarya. Fungi show less differentiated than…