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Description:Under a relatively-low magnification of 100X, this photomicrograph reveals some of the pathologic morphology displayed by a primate hair shaft indicative of the disease known as, “black piedra”, also known as “trichosporosis”, which is caused by the fungal organism, Piedraia hortae.
Note the nodular deformation associated with the hair shaft’s infestation of the P. hortae organisms. Under a higher magnification, one would be able to see dark, branching hyphae, which are thick-walled, and septate, ovoid asci containing septate ascospores.
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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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