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fungus

1. any member of a kingdom of organisms (Fungi) that lack chlorophyll, leaves, true stems, and roots, reproduce by spores, and live as saprotrophs or parasites. The group includes moulds, mildews, rusts, yeasts, and mushrooms
2. Pathol any soft tumorous growth
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Fungus

Molds, mildews, yeasts, mushrooms and puffballs; a group of organisms that are lacking in chlorophyll and usually nonmobile, filamentous, and multicellular. Some grow in soil; others attach themselves to decaying trees and other plants to obtain nutrients. Some are pathogens; others stabilize sewage and digest composted waste.

fungus

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(mycology)
Singular of fungi.
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The development of cures for dangerous fungal diseases and leishmania has been challenging, IIT Hyderabad stated.
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This research could provide additional knowledge, facilitate the diagnosis and therapy of chronic fungal rhinosinusitis in the future, and provide basic data for further research.
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These staining techniques are beneficial as they are easy to do and have high sensitivity and specificity.6 For rapid identification of fungal pathogens, conventional techniques include 10% KOH and lacto phenol cotton blue wet mounts.8 Gram and Giemsa staining techniques are used for identification of bacteria6 and Modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining for Nocardia identification.9 These staining techniques provide a preliminary diagnosis, when culture results are pending.10
The collected sample replicates from each sampling point were mixed thoroughly for uniform distribution of the fungal cells.