8] Furthermore, the pH level in the normal ear canal is on the acidic side, and the common pathogenic aspergilli
experience optimal growth at a pH range of 5 to 7.
were subcultured onto Sabouraud glucose agar (Oxoid, Basingstoke, UK) for 48 h at 37[degrees]C.
For penicillia and aspergilli
, this method requires subculturing of purified organisms on specialized media for seven to 14 days, followed by microscopic examination by a trained mycologist.
impact mankind in both positive and negative ways, but as a group these organisms have been studied very little and are poorly understood.
Awamori is a distilled liquor made from Thai rice fermented with black aspergilli