Chapter 8.7 : Identification of Moulds on Primary Culture

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A pure culture is a prerequisite for the identification of a fungus. Fungi may be polymorphic, and any visible structures present must be demonstrated to be produced by one fungus, not several. Bacteria may also interfere with the development of key characteristics.

Citation: Garcia L. 2010. Identification of Moulds on Primary Culture, p 435-441. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, 3rd Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817435.ch8.7
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