Mucor has a columella but no apophysis whereas Lichtheimia has both a columella and apophysis.
Lab Diagnosis of Fungal Disease

Laboratory Diagnosis of Mucormycosis

Last updated on June 14th, 2021Mucormycosis is a rare and life-threatening fungal disease caused by a group of fungi collectively known as mucormycetes. Since the disease is very fatal, timely diagnosis is crucial for treatment, […]


Antigens in disease diagnosis

Last updated on May 25th, 2021Detection of specific antigens present in the sample (blood, urine, CSF, or stool) using immunologic methods such as precipitin tests, particle agglutination tests, immunofluorescence, immunochromatographic or enzyme immunoassays are the […]

Lab Diagnosis of Fungal Disease

Laboratory diagnosis of Fungal Infections

Last updated on June 1st, 2021Early diagnosis of fungal infection is critical for effective treatment.  For many decades, culture, direct microscopy, and histopathology have been the foundation for the diagnosis of fungal infections. The severely […]

Bird Seed Agar
Culture Media

Bird Seed Agar: Composition, Uses

Last updated on June 14th, 2021Bird Seed Agar, also known as Staib medium, is a selective and differential medium for isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans from clinical specimens and differentiation of it from other Cryptococcus species. […]