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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Dimorphic fungus: mycelial in nature (room temperature) and yeast in tissue (37°C).
  • Yeast form is 8 x 30 micron with broad-based budding [Fig 1] differentiates (from histoplasma, narrow-based budding).
  • Fungus especially found in moist, acid soils in forests.

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Last updated: August 27, 2015