Laboratory identification of Saksenaea vasiformis: a rare cause of zygomycosis in Australia

Sabouraudia. 1985 Apr;23(2):137-40. doi: 10.1080/00362178585380221.


Saksenaea vasiformis was identified as the causative agent in three cases of sub-cutaneous zygomycosis in Australia. The laboratory techniques for inducing clinical isolates of S. vasiformis to produce sporangia, necessary for the precise identification of the fungus, are described and compared.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Agar
  • Australia
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucorales / classification*
  • Mucorales / physiology
  • Mucormycosis / etiology*
  • Spores, Fungal


  • Agar