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Description:Under a high magnification of 1200x, this photomicrograph reveals a number of tuberculate spores of a Sepedonium sp. fungal organism. Note the filamentous hyphae in the background.
The term tuberculate spores refers to to the presence of knobby projections, or tubercles, that extend from the surface of each spore, much like a pin cushion. Currently, there seems to be no reported human illnesses involving the filamentous Sepedonium spp. fungus. The species Sepedonium ampullosporum produces an antibiotic called ampullosporin.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1972
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