Mould Identification: A Virtual Self Assessment
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Unknown 51 = Lophophyton gallinae
|Case History: A country veterinarian submitted some skin scrapings taken from the comb of a chicken. The fungus shown below was isolated.|
Chicken infection caused by Lophophyton gallinae.
Colonies (SDA) are flat with a suede-like texture and are white in colour with a pinkish tinge. Some cultures show radial folding. An orange-pink “strawberry-coloured” reverse pigment is usually present.
Macroconidia when present are usually five- to six-celled, thin to thick-walled, slightly echinulate, cylindrical to clavate with narrow base and blunt tip, 15-60 x 6-10 µm. Microconidia are ovoidal to pyriform in shape. RG-2 organism.
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