|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.