Neutrophil engulfing fungus, SEM

Neutrophil engulfing fungus, SEM

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Caption: Neutrophil engulfing fungus. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a neutrophil white blood cell (pink) engulfing and destroying a Candida albicans (thrush) fungal hypha (brown). This process is called phagocytosis. Neutrophils are the most abundant white blood cell and are part of the body's immune system.

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