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Fungal Inhibition

In this experiment students grow yeast on agar plates and look at the effect on growth of some common anti-fungal treatments, which are available to treat conditions such athlete's foot and thrush. Antifungal products may be bought from a local pharmacist, for example, Canistan, Daktarin, Diflucan. Several different yeast preparations can be used: *Saccharomyces cerevisiae can be taken from a block of fresh yeast or grown up on a slope or agar plate. *Phaffia rhodozyma or candida utilis can be grown up on a slope or agar plate.

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