If you are able to look at the colony with a microscope you could see if the cells have a nucleus or not the fungal cells will have one otherwise if the colony is smooth and round its probably bacterial and if fuzzy like bread mold its probably fungus. The fungal colony by british mycological society available in hardcover on powellscom also read synopsis and reviews fungi ubiquitous and abundant in nature represent one of the simplest forms of higher life as. Although bacterial and fungi colonies have many characteristics and some can be rare there are a few basic elements that you can identify for all colonies1 form what is the basic shape of the colony for example circular filamentous etc elevation what is the cross sectional shape of the colony turn the petri dish on end. The main difference between bacterial and fungal colonies is that bacterial colonies are small smooth or rough colonies with defined margins while fungal colonies are large colonies with a fuzzy appearance furthermore bacterial colonies look wet and shiny while fungal colonies are powder like
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