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The KOH test is a procedure in which potassium hydroxide (KOH) is used to detect fungi by dissolving human cells in a culture. The difference in cell wall composition of human cells and fungal cells allows this procedure to help distinguish the two cells. KOH denatures the proteins in the human cell; only the fungal cells remain to be seen under the microscope.
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