ID#: 19048
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Under a magnification higher than that seen in PHIL 19047, 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 was a septate conidiophore, 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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