Blastomyces dermatitidis- An Overview

Blastomyces dermatitidis is a thermally dimorphic fungus that causes blastomycosis, a chronically invasive fungal infection of the lungs, that disseminates into the skin and bones and it affects both humans … Read more

Coccidioidomycosis- An Overview

Arthroconidia of Coccidioides

Coccidioidomycosis is a systemic infection caused by inhalation of Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii spores. It affects both humans and animals. It is also known as Valley fever or cocci … Read more

Fusarium spp- An Overview

Fusarium spp

Fusarium is a large group of filamentous fungi belonging to the hyphomycetes. Commonly distributed widely in the soil they are saprophytic fungi known to associate with plants, causing a wide … Read more

Candidiasis and types of Candidiasis

Candidiasis and types of Candidiasis

Candidiasis definition Candidiasis is also known as moniliasis, is a fungal disease that is classified under opportunistic fungal infection, because of its occurrence in persons with an immune-suppressed system, especially … Read more

Penicillium chrysogenum- An Overview

Penicillium chrysogenum

Figure: Penicillium chrysogenum. Image Source: Pinterest, created using biorender.com Penicillium chrysogenum is also known as Penicillium notatum, the first Penicillium fungi used for the isolation of penicillin antibiotics, which is … Read more

Cryptococcus neoformans- An Overview

Gram’s stain (Panel A) and India ink stain (Panel B) revealed abundant encapsulated, round yeasts, with some budding forms.

Cryptococcus spp Cryptococcus spp is a fungal group that belongs to the Phylum Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes). They undergo sexual reproduction forming dikaryotic hyphae and basidiospores supported by a club-shaped basidium with … Read more

Aspergillus niger- An Overview

Aspergillus niger is the most common species of aspergillus. Its name is adapted from the Latin name aspergillum, which means holy water sprinkler because it has a sprinkler like an … Read more

Aspergillus flavus- An Overview

Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus flavus is the second most common species of Aspergillus in humans after Aspergillus fumigatus. Aspergillus flavus is a mildly pathogenic, saprophytic mold, commonly known to cause diseases in plants … Read more

Aspergillus fumigatus- An Overview

Aspergillus fumigatus

Image created with biorender.com General Characteristics of Aspergillus spp It is commonly found in soil, with a saprophytic mode of nutrition, obtaining its nutrients from dead and decaying matter. The … Read more