Petri dish culture of yeastlike organism

Petri dish culture of yeastlike organism

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Caption: Petri dish culture of a yeastlike organism (fungus), Rhodotorula sp, known as a red yeast to the production of a carotenoid pigment. This Fungus is a saprophytic organism, meaning that it acquires nutrition from dead or decaying tissue, either plant or animal. As a food spoilage organism it can contaminate domestic & industrial food. Rhodotorula sp appears in two forms, capsulated & noncapsulated. The noncapsulated variety is seen here. The capsulated version produces a slimy mucilage, the surface becoming smooth & shiny. Its function is uncertain, but in pathogenic species it is associated with increased virulence.

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Keywords: eumycota, food spoilage, fungal, fungi, fungus, mycology, nature, naturemycology, noncapsulated, rhodotorula sp, yeast

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