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Description:This photograph depicts a frontal view of a Petri dish culture containing Sabouraud Dextrose agar, upon which a colony of Penicillium multicolor (Strain A-797) fungal organisms had been grown, for a period of 18 days. See PHIL 19050, for a microscopic view of these fungal organisms.
The blue-green molds of Penicillium are common contaminants of indoor environments. Penicillium infections of clinical importance are very rare, although this mold has been associated with asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis, being that the inhalation of airborne spores is the major route of entry.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1968
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CDC Organization
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