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Magnified 100x, this photomicrograph depicted a mass known as a sclerotium, which had been sloughed from the surface of a colony of Penicillium sclerotiorum fungal organisms. Sometimes referred to as sclerotic bodies, these structures act as mechanisms of regeneration, and are composed of a hard, environmentally resistant mass of heterogeneous fungal tissues that are able, under favorable conditions, to germinate a new fungal colony.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Lucille Georg
Creation Date:1971
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