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Contamination of microscope slides with Aspergillus glaucus group A: a laboratory problem in the diagnosis of suspected mycotic infections.
  1. A Ghadjari,
  2. M Asgari,
  3. J P Burnie
  1. Department of Medical Microbiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK.


    The microscopic examination of lesions of patients with suspected mycotic infections using slides purchased from foreign countries often showed hyphae. The slides and their wrappings were cultured successfully on Sabouraud dextrose-agar medium. A heavy growth of suspected aspergillus colonies was obtained. These colonies were investigated further by culturing them on both Czapek's solution agar and Malt extract agar. After macroscopic and microscopic examination the fungus was identified as Aspergillus chevalieri from the Aspergillus glaucus group.

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