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how to differential between bacteria and fungi on agar plate

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how to differential between bacteria and fungi on agar plate

Postby suey » Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:12 am

i have given an assignment to identify the fungi strain from about 50 of samples culture on agar plate. my lecturer have me to find the antibiotic and antifungal agent to add into the agar medium and redo the screening process of these samples.
the antibiotic that i using is chloramphenical in 0.5% but i can't find a suitable antifungal agent for my agar medium. can anyone please recommend a common antifungal agent that usually use to inhibit the fungi?
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:32 pm

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Postby DevGrp » Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:20 pm

Depends on what you can get. How about AMPHOTERICIN B or Nystatin (careful its got a short half life) or failing that go down your local garden centre and see what they have.
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