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Dematiaceous means dark-colored and is generally used to refer to a group of fungi, the Dematiaceous molds, that produce melanin in their cell walls.[1] The melanin is responsible for the characteristic brown color of the fungal colonies when grown on agar.

Dematiaceous fungi show septated hyphae with irregular branching. They are responsible for a number of human infections, including Chromoblastomycosis and Phaeohyphomycosis, [2] and central nervous system mycosis. [3]


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