Fungal Culture Media

Czapek Dox Agar: Principle, Composition, Colony Characteristics

Czapek Dox Agar: Principle, Composition, Colony Characteristics

Czapek medium is also called Czapek’s agar (CZA) or Czapek-Dox medium. It is used to isolate the Aspergillus, Penicillium, Paecilomyces, and other fungi

Dermatophyte Test Medium (DTM):  Composition, Preparation, Uses

Dermatophyte Test Medium (DTM): Composition, Preparation, Uses

Dermatophyte test medium (DTM) is a specialized selective and differential fungal cultures medium to isolate and identify dermatophytes.

Bird Seed Agar: Composition, Uses

Bird Seed Agar: Composition, Uses

Bird Seed Agar is a solid medium used for selective and differential isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans from clinical specimens.

Sabouraud Agar (SDA): Composition, Uses, Colony Morphology

Sabouraud Agar (SDA): Composition, Uses, Colony Morphology

Originally formulated for dermatophyte growth and pigment production, SDA is used for growth and maintenance of fungi.

Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA): Principle, Composition, Colony Characteristics

Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA): Principle, Composition, Colony Characteristics

Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) is an ideal medium for slide culture preparation. It promotes sporulation of moulds.

Common Fungal Culture Media: Their Uses

Common Fungal Culture Media: Their Uses

Fungal culture media contains high carbohydrate and nitrogen source. They may also contain cycloheximide and antibacterial agents to inhibit contaminants.