- Explain some beneficial and harmful aspects of molds
- What is the advantage of using Sabouraud agar?
- How do saprophytic nutrition of fungi helpful in an ecosystem?
- In the slide culture technique, what is the purpose of
a. Moistened filter paper in the Petri plate
b. A U-shaped glass rod in the Petri plate
- What is the advantage of slide culture technique over that of a simple loop inoculation onto an agar plate?
- Why would it be advantageous to observe mold colonies on an agar plate?
- Since dimorphism is a property of fungi, how do you account for the fact that mold grow preferentially in vitro rather than in vivo?
- What are the major fungal interactions with the community?