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Description:Under a magnification of 125X, this illustration depicts the ultrastructural details found in the ascomycetous fungus, Penicillium sp., including the organism’s septate hyphae, conidiophore, which support the apparatus responsible for the development of the organism’s asexual conidiospores, i.e., metulae and phialides.
Penicillium marneffei is the only pathogenic species of Penicillium within this grouping of >270 species. Human penicilliosis, usually affects immunocompromised individuals such as those with AIDS, or undergoing chemotherapy. P. marneffei is normally acquired though inhalation of airborne spores.
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Creation Date:1979
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