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Description:This illustration depicts the ultrastructural details found in the dimorphic fungal organism, Blastomyces dermatitidis including the organism’s aerial hypha, developing sporangia, which would eventually contain mature sporangiospores, and the sporangiophore, which gives rise to the developing sporangia.
Blastomycosis is a disease caused by B. dermatitidis, which is found in parts of the south-central, south-eastern and mid-western United States. Microfoci are also found in Central and South America and parts of Africa. The fungus can be found in moist soil enriched with decomposing organic debris.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, Blastomycosis: General Information
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