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Quality control slide for potassium hydroxide and cellufluor fungal preparations.

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An opaque, water-insoluble quality control material with a skinlike microscopic appearance was prepared by inoculating melted xanthine (0.4%) agar with filamentous fungi and dispensing drops onto glass slides. After solidification of the agar, the material was rapidly cleared by 10% KOH, revealing fungal elements stained by Cellufluor reagent.

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