About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.
Understand you may have limitations in what's available but colony morphology is not going to serve well, even if you're an experienced mycologist, and no way will you be able to adequately id "pathogens" even fumigatus. Scotch tape is messy and it's real hard to get decent conidiophores.
Can you set up slides culture? That would help seeing mode of spore production. Establishing higher temp incubation would help with fumigatus and a black fungus or two.
In terms of "pathogenic fungi" what do you think you'd need to id?
Pathogenic fungi is of particular interest which is probably why I made the mistake of incubating too high in the first place. So at 37 all I think I am seeing is a few colonies of penicillium up to now. I plan incubate the same samples at 25 on monday and hopefully I will get some more growth if everything hasn't died off. I realise pathogens are an unlikely prospect but human health was the original angle which I was taking with my project. I haven't thought about slide cultures but I will look into it. I am running low on time though.
There are no others as far as I am aware and the chances of it being marneffii are unlikely. Finding pathogens is extremely unlikely unless I count opportunistic pathogens such as some aspergillus (?) which I would have to incubate at a lower temperature. I was looking for pathogens or anything affecting human health but have to identify anything I find.
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