Glossary Term: Strain

A strain in mycology has some similarities described in textbook definitions used for the same term in both bacteriology and virology. Strain is below the level of species, which means for every species of fungi in existence, it is theoretically possible that two or more versions can exist for the same species named. In mycology this is demonstrated by the ATCC (American Type Culture Collection), an organization which collects, stores, and distributes standard reference microorganisms, cell lines, and other materials for research and development. Extrolite analysis can be performed on fungi, as was done with the world famous Fleming Penicillium strain.


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