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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Thermally dimorphic fungus, world-wide distribution.
  • Isolated from soil, wood and marine animals.
  • Growth at 37°C yields cigar-shaped 1-3 x 3-10µm yeast, while growth at 25°C produces septate hyphae and conidia.
  • Culture is gold standard for diagnosis.

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Last updated: September 25, 2012