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This image depicts a close view of a Petri dish culture plate containing an unidentified growth medium, which had been inoculated with the fungus, Sporotrichum schenckii, also known as Sporothrix schenckii, while the organism was in its yeast phase.
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“Sporotrichosis is an infection caused by a fungus, Sporothrix schenckii. The fungus lives throughout the world in soil, plants, and decaying vegetation. Cutaneous infection is the most common form of infection and usually occurs after handling contaminated plant material, when the fungus enters the skin through a small cut or scrape.”

For more on the subject of sporotrichosis, please see the link below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1964
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Fungal Diseases; Sporotrichosis
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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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