Geotrichum candidum. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of the fungus Geotrichum candidum, cause of the respiratory infection geotrichosis. This view of the body of the fungus (the mycelium) shows a mass of interweaving hyphal threads, the vegetative part of the organism. Geotrichosis is a rare systemic infection which usually only occurs in patients with an ineffective immune response system, such as those with AIDS or cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Magnification: x960 at 6x7cm size.
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