|Description:||Under a magnification of 475X, this photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural features displayed by a Verticillium sp. fungus, specifically a single septate conidiophore.|
Note the septate hyaline conidiophore, from which sprouts 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, some of which are dispersed throughout the microenvironment. This species of fungus has been implicated as a cause of keratitis in humans.