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Help with Fungi

The following helpful tables are from the Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 10th ed. (J. Versalovic, K.C. Carroll, G. Funke, J.H. Jorgensen, M.L. Landry, and D.W. Warnock, ed.; ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2011), ASMscience
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 Methods and Stains for Direct Microscopic Exam of Fungi
A number of stains or procedures can be used to detect fungal organisms by direct examination of clinical specimens.

 Selection of Clinical Specimens for Opportunistic Fungal Pathogens
Certain fungal organisms are more likely to be recovered from specific body sites.

From Y. R. Shea, “General Approaches for Direct Detection of Fungi,” chapter 114, p. 1776–1792, in J. Versalovic, K. C. Carroll, G. Funke, J. H. Jorgensen, M. L. Landry, and D. W. Warnock (ed.), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 10th ed., vol. 2 (© ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2011).

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ASM's Quick Guide to the Significance and Laboratory Identification of Cryptococcus gattii
C. gattii is an emerging agent of cryptococcosis that is indistinguishable from C. neoformans by most routine laboratory tests.

Dr. Fungus
Dr. Fungus is an online mycological reference website. It is owned by the DoctorFungus Corporation and is dedicated to timely dissemination of information about fungal infections via the internet.

Fungal Images
Hosted by Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, all images are accompanied by brief identification comments.

Mycology Terms
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine's medical mycology glossary.

University of Adelaide's Mycology Website
This website contains information on the identification and management human and animal fungal infections.  It provides a range of educational materials including a mold identification self assessment module, descriptions of fungal pathogens and diseases, and links to societies and to other mycology sites.

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