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Toxic mold in tangerine???

Orange    Tucson Arizona

Is there a way to identify this mold from pictures? Thanks. Pat


Posted by: Pat Herringer (1 point) Pat Herringer
Posted: November 25, 2016




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Hi Pat,

There are 2 good ways to identify fungi. One is through microscopy, the other through DNA.
The first one consist in place a piece of the fungus you want to ID in a microscopy slide and observe the morphological characters.
The other way is more complex and require a lab to extract DNA, amplify certain gene, send your sample for sequencing and then compare against an online database (GenBank).

So, in your case, I would say that a simple microscopy would answer your question.

Best,


Posted by: João (2 points) João
Posted: November 25, 2016




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Hello João. Thank you for the quick reply. Looks like I'll have to find a local lab.

Regards,
Pat


Posted by: Pat Herringer (1 point) Pat Herringer
Posted: November 26, 2016




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Some local county agricultural commissioners office have entomologist on staff that tests and identifies samples or will direct you to a list of local labs.


Posted by: dan Castro (1 point) dan Castro
Posted: November 27, 2016


Pat Herringer commented,
Thanks for the source, Dan. I'll check with the county tomorrow morning.
almost 4 years ago.



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