ID#: 19047
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Under a magnification of 970X, this photomicrograph of a slide culture specimen, revealed ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the fungal organism, Penicillium caseicolum, also known as Penicillium camemberti. See PHIL 19049, for a view of the colonial morphology produced by a young, P. caseicolum colony. Highlighted in this image were the septate conidiophores, topped by nonreproductive metulae, followed more distally by elongated sterigmata, then even more distalward, were the cigar shaped phialides, topped by a respective chain of conidia, one per each phialide, forming the characteristic brush-shaped cluster known as a penicillus. Young conidia are oblong to ellipsoidal in shape, assuming a more globose shape as they mature.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1972
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