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Fungal Structure and Morphology

Medical Mycology

Background and Basic Information

  1. Paul F. Lehmann PhD Professor

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0130

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Lehmann, P. F. 2010. Fungal Structure and Morphology. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Medical College of Ohio, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Toledo, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Intracellular Components
  • 2
    Basic Growth Patterns: Molds and Yeasts
  • 3
    Dimorphism
  • 4
    Instability in Growth Pattern: ‘Phenotypic Switching’
  • 5
    Structures used in Identification of Fungi
  • 6
    Conidial Structure and Germination
  • 7
    Features of Fungi Associated with Pathogenicity and Virulence

Keywords:

  • fungal structure and morphology;
  • basic growth patterns-molds and yeasts;
  • growth pattern instability-‘phenotypic switching’;
  • Coccidioides immitis hyphae;
  • conidial structure and germination;
  • yeast pattern of growth;
  • plasticity in morphology-fungi grown under certain environmental conditions;
  • fungi features associated with pathogenicity and virulence