- Trademark name for cycloheximide, a selective antifungal agent.
- mycelium: Hyphal units above the colony agar interface.
- A somatic or reproductive structure that originates without nuclear
recombination (asexual reproduction). Cf. Teleomorph.
- A fungus (dermatophyte) that preferentially grows on man rather than other
animals or the soil.
- (pl. arthroconidia) A thallic
conidium released by the fragmentation or lysis of hypha.
It is not notably larger than the hypha from which it
was produced, and separation occurs at a septum.
- See arthroconidium.
BODY -(Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon) An eosinophilic substance which forms a
covering of approximately 10 microns thick around a basophilic yeast especially
- The junction of a bud and the mother cell of a yeast.
– Microcolonies of organisms which adhere to a surface (catheter, implant,
waterpipe, blood vessel) and which resist removal by fluid movement and have a
decreased susceptibility to anti-microbials.
- A type of asexual reproduction commonly found in yeasts.
- A hyaline mucopolysaccharide covering around the cell body of certain yeasts (Cryptococcus,
Rhodotorula) and some spores and conidia.
- Thick-walled resistant resting spore, especially in Histoplasma capsulatum.
- Without septa.
- growth of an organism in a host without tissue invasion.
- A sterile invagination of a sporangium, as in the Zygomycetes.
- A symbiotic relationship in which there is no damage to either participant.
FIXATION - A serologic procedure to determine antibody to fungus infections.
Cross reacts with other
systemic fungi but is a quantitative test.
CELL - The cell that gives rise to a conidium.
(pl. conidia) - A reproductive propagule produced in the absence of nuclear
recombination, thus representing anamorphic or asexual reproduction.
- A specialized hypha that gives rise to, or bears a conidium.
- See Actidione.
- An infection of hair, skin and nails caused by the keratinophilic fungi of the
genera Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton which infect hair, skin and
- Infection of hair, skin and nails caused by fungi other than dermatophytes.
- A fungus having brown or black melanotic pigment in the cell wall.
- A type of branching of hyphae that is repetitious without pattern; the
branches are approximately equal in size and equal the stem from which they
- Having two forms.