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This image was captured in 2005, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Scientist, Ginger L. Chew, ScD, and depicted a culture plate, which contained malt extract agar (MEA) that had been inoculated with an air sample obtained on a filter membrane inside a home, flooded by Hurricane Katrina, and which exhibited visible mold growth on its walls and furnishings. After incubation, the culture gave rise to these mold colonies, which varied in size, color, and texture. The black colonies were comprised of the fungal organism, Aspergillus niger, a type of black mold commonly found in homes, and many of the tan-colored colonies represented species of the fungal genus, Paecilomyces.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Ginger Chew, Sc.D.; Lisa Marianni, R.N., M.B.A
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:Ginger Chew, Sc.D.
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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