Mould Identification: A Virtual Self Assessment
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Unknown 48 = Verruconis gallopava.
|A 69-year-old lady presented with anosmia and imaging revealed extra-axial mass arising from the cribriform plate, extending superiorly into the left frontal lobe. A stealth-guided endoscopic biopsy showed extensive inflammation and necrosis of brain tissue with microabscess formation and multiple granulomata, with occasional fungal elements. The culture below was isolated.|
Colonies of Verruconis gallopava are smooth to suede-like, dry, flat, tobacco-brown to brownish-black with a dark brown diffusible pigment. Optimum growth at 35C, tolerant to 40C. RG-2 organism
Hyphae are brown with relatively thick walls. Conidiophores are mostly cylindrical to acicular, sometimes poorly differentiated, bearing a few conidia at the tip. Conidia are two-celled, subhyaline to pale brown, smooth-walled to verrucose, cylindrical to clavate, constricted at the septum, 11-18 x 2.5-4.5 µm in size, with the apical cell wider than the basal cell. A remnant of a denticle may also be seen at the conidial base.
What is your identification?Verruconis gallopava