Mucormycosis (The black fungus)- An Overview

Mucormycosis (The black fungus)

What is Mucormycosis? Mucormycosis is an infection caused by several species of filamentous molds belonging to the order Mucorales. The infections usually occur in immunocompromised individuals with one or more underlying conditions. The fungi responsible for these infections are found in different environmental niches like soil, decaying vegetables, bread, and … Read more

Mycology VIVA Question and Answer

Mycology VIVA Question and Answer

1) What is Mycology? It is the study of fungi which includes yeasts and molds. 2) Fungi is prokaryotic or eukaryotic?  Eukaryotic 3) Example of a unicellular eukaryotic organism? Yeast 4) What are saprophytes? Those organisms which depend on( live on) dead and decaying organism are saprophytes. Example: Fungi 5) … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more