Table 4.

Staining characteristics of common fungi

FungusStaining witha:
PAPRomanowskyH&EGMSPAS
Candidaspp.++++
Aspergillus spp.+Variable+++
Zygomycetes+Poor+±Poor
Yeasts other thanCandidaspp.b+±c+++
  • a PAS, periodic acid-Schiff; +, visible with stain; −, does not stain.

  • b See Table 5 for selected organisms.

  • c Yeasts stain with variable intensity with Romanowsky stains.