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Medical Mycology Basics

Medical Mycology Basics

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Medical Mycology
Introduction to Basics
Dr.T.V.Rao MD
11/22/2012 Dr.T.V.Rao MD 1
 
Introduction
Mykes 
(Greek word) : Mushroom
 
Fungi areeukaryotic protista; differ frombacteria and other prokaryotes.
1.Cell walls containing
chitin
(rigidity & support), mannan &other polysaccharides2.Cytoplasmic membrane containsergosterols
 
3.Possess true nuclei with nuclear membrane & pairedchromosomes.
 
4.Divide asexually, sexually or by both5.Unicellular or multicellular
11/22/2012 Dr.T.V.Rao MD 2
 
 
Characteristics of Fungus
Diverse group of chemo heterotrophs
 –
> 90,000 known species
Saprophytes
 –
Digest dead organic matter
Parasites
 –
Obtain nutrients from tissues of organisms
Molds & mushrooms are multicellular
Yeasts are unicellular
11/22/2012 Dr.T.V.Rao MD 3

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