Identification of fungi

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Term: 2014
Published: February 27, 2014
Revised: February 27, 2014

This module includes the following topics:

  • Classification of fungi of veterinary importance and different ways in which fungi are classified
  • Safety precautions during plating and identification of fungi
  • Sampling methods and handling of different specimen types in a laboratory
  • The required media and growth conditions that are used to ensure optimum recovery of fungi from specimens
  • Culture and identification of dermatophytes, hypomycetes, dematiaceous fungi, dimorphic fungi and yeasts
  • Applications and limitations of the minimum inhibitory concentrations tests to determine antifungal sensitivity
  • Interpretation of results

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The following topics in this module provide more information on applied veterinary bacteriology and mycology:

  • Introduction
  • Identification of anaerobic bacteria
  • Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria
  • Identification of Mycoplasmas.
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