Mycology Spotters


Sclerotic body/ Medlar body/ Copper penny body/ Muriform body:

Seen in chromoblastomycosis

Cross-matchstick appearance:

Seen in Candida krusei (Krusei ∼ Cross)

Broad based budding yeast:


Barrel shaped arthroconidia:

Seen in Coccidioidomycosis

Mariner’s wheel:

Seen in Paracoccidioides

Tubercle like projection:


Dichotomous branching:

Seen in aspergillosis


  • Cigar shaped yeast
  • Rosette like conidia
  • Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon.


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