|Description:||Under a magnification of 300X, this photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural features displayed by a Verticillium sp. fungus.|
Note the septate hyaline hyphae, from which sprout whorls of conidiophores, and from the conidiophores sprout whorls of pointed philiades. At the tips of the philiades note the presence solitary, or clusters of conidia, or spores. In this particular case, most of the conidia are missing, and measure between 2-13µm in length. This species of fungus has been implicated as a cause of keratitis in humans.