|Description:||This 1961 photograph depicted a Petri dish in which a colony of Streptomyces somaliensis fungal-like, aerobic bacterial organisms were being cultivated. The particular specie being grown here, S. somaliensis, are found in Africa, the Americas, Israel and India.|
In humans, S. somaliensis cause an infection known as actinomycotic mycetoma. This disease is characterized by a slowly destructive cutaneous, and subcutaneous process, which if allowed to progress, can also include the fascia, muscle and bone. See PHIL 4802 for a radiographic representation of a humeral mycetoma.