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Isolation of filamentous fungi

SParker eparker at aros.net
Sat Nov 21 03:57:57 EST 1998


I can see using chloramphenicol but cycloheximide?
Why would you want to use cycloheximide in a medium that you wanted to use
for the isolation of fungi?

And using BHI!  It sounds like you are trying to isolate some truly scary
fungi!



KAYJAY0509 wrote in message
<19981109004157.06391.00001580 at ng-fa1.aol.com>...
>The use of an inhibitory should solve the problem. Use of IMA (inhibitory
Mold
>Agar) that contains chloramphenicol inhiibits bacteria while fungi grow
well.
>You could also use BHI agar with cycloheximide.
>
>Filamentous fungi are everywhere! If you are into scaring yourself, try a
>sample from the air conditioning ducts at work or home. Soil and compost
are
>also great sources. Also, that unidentifed stuff in the back of the
>refrigerator.
>Kay (M)ASCP





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