Hair disease fungus, Trichosporon capitatum

Hair disease fungus, Trichosporon capitatum

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Credit: JOHN DURHAM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Macrophotograph showing a petri dish culture of Trichosporon capitatum, a fungal parasite that infects the scalp and beard of man causing a disease known as piedra. The fungus grows in dense clumps along the hair shaft. The colonies seen here are ten days old and cultured on Sabouraud dextrose agar.

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Keywords: beard, disease, eumycota, fungal, fungi, fungus, hair, human pathogen, mycology, nature, person, petri dish culture, piedra, scalp, trichosporon capitatum, yeast

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