Fungal parasite on mosquito, SEM

Fungal parasite on mosquito, SEM

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Caption: Fungal parasite on mosquito. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of hyphae (light blue) of the Beauveria bassiana fungus on the body of a mosquito (Anopheles sp.). B. bassiana grows naturally in soils throughout the world and acts as a parasite on various arthropod species, causing white muscardine disease and killing the host. It has been used as a form of biological pest control. Magnification: x300 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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