Artifacts and confusers in Parasitology

artifacts and confusers in Parasitological samples

There are a number of structures close to parasites, but in reality they are not.These structures, known as artifacts and confusers in parasitology, are mainly found in samples of stools and blood.Such stool artifacts and confusers can be caused by disease processes, drugs and/or dietary habits.The…

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…