Dermatophytosis

Dermatophytosis

Dermatophytosis refers to a skin infection caused by fungi. It is commonly known as ringworm due to its appearance on the skin. The infection can affect humans and animals. Moreover, it can spread from animals or other affected humans. The major reason for the infection is poor hygiene conditions. Skin, hair, nails are normally affected … Read more Dermatophytosis

Mycotoxins- Related to Food Microbiology

Mycotoxins in Foods

Mycotoxins definition Microbial toxins are metabolites produced by a specific microorganism during its growth or life cycle. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by several fungi that have a severe impact on human or animal health. The mycotoxins are not only responsible for causing disease but it can also lead to long term damage to humans … Read more Mycotoxins- Related to Food Microbiology

Aspergillus and Respiratory Infections

Aspergillus and Respiratory Infections

Aspergillus is a common fungus found in our environment. It has several types of the present in different regions of the world. They are extremely tolerant of high osmotic pressure (high salt, sugar concentration). They prefer to grow in an O2 abundant environment on carbon substrates as a mold. Starchy food substances regular colonizes by … Read more Aspergillus and Respiratory Infections

Candidiasis- Opportunistic Mycoses

Candidiasis- Opportunistic Mycoses

Candidiasis- Opportunistic Mycoses Opportunistic mycoses refer to the infections caused by fungi in hosts with immune-compromised conditions. The fungi involved in the infection are called as opportunistic fungi. The reasons behind this incidence include the overuse of antibiotics, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressive drugs. Candidiasis is an infection of the skin, mucosa, and internal organs. The main … Read more Candidiasis- Opportunistic Mycoses

Fungal Structure

Fungal Structure

Fungal Structure Image Source: Department of Biology, University of Miami Structure of fungal hypha Hypha is characterized as a tube-like structure with a rigid wall that contains a moving slug of protoplasm. The length of the hypha varies in different fungal species; however, the diameter ranges from 2 to 30 micrometers and depends on the … Read more Fungal Structure