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Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image, depicts a single, dead yeast particle, that was in the process of being phagocytized by a macrophage, which had been activated by the zymosan contained in the yeast particle’s cell wall. Zymosan, found on the surface of various fungi, is used in microbiologic settings to induce an inflammatory reaction under experimental conditions.
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Content Providers(s):National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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