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This scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts a magnified view of a colony of the dematiaceous, filamentous fungus, Curvularia geniculata, revealing the morphologic details of the organism’s hyphae, and conidiophores topped with spore-containing conidia. Though normally found living in soil, or decaying vegetation, C. geniculata is pathogenic to humans, causing wound infections known as phaeohyphomycosis, which can involve a number of bodily structures including the skin, respiratory tract, and brain, to name a few.
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Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
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