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Description:Magnified 300X, this PAS-stained photomicrograph depicted some of the cytoarchectural details observed in a chicken brain tissue sample due to what was determined to be a case of dactylariosis.
Dactylariosis is also known as a phaeohyphomycosis, for it is caused by one of the members of the imperfecti fungi, which is also dark in color. This disease can infect humans, usually in the immunocompromised or immunosupressed, such as in the case of AIDS or chemotherapy, but is usually the causative agent of fungal infections in birds and cats. The hyphomycetes are members of the phylum Deuteromycota, or Fungi-Imperfecti, and lack “fruiting bodies”, and therefore, reproduce in an asexual manner.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date:1973
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CDC Organization
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