- Define mycology and mycosis.
- Describe 3 ways fungi may be beneficial to humans and 3 ways they may
- Describe the typical appearance of a yeast and its usual mode of
- Describe yeasts in terms of their oxygen requirements.
- Explain 2 ways the yeast Saccharomyces is beneficial to humans.
- Name 2 yeasts that commonly infect humans.
- Name 4 common forms of candidiasis.
- Describe 2 conditions that may enable Candida to cause severe opportunistic
- Describe pseudohyphae, blastospores, and chlamydospores.
- Explain the usefulness of saboraud dextrose agar, mycosel agar, and rice
- Describe how Cryptococcus neoformans is transmitted to humans, where in
the body it normally infects, and possible complications.
- Name the primary method of identifying Cryptococcus neoformans.
- Name which disease is caused by Pneumocystis carinii and indicate several
predisposing conditions a person normally has before they contract the
Describe the appearance of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans on
saboraud dextrose agar and mycosel agar.
When given a plate of Mycosel agar showing yeast-like growth and a plate
of rice extract agar showing pseudohyphae, blastospores, and chlamydospores,
identify the organism as Candida albicans.
- Recognize the following observed microscopically:
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans as yeasts in a direct stain
- A positive specimen for thrush by the presence of budding Candida albicans.
- Cryptococcus neoformans in an India ink preparation.
- A cyst of Pneumocystis carinii in lung tissue.