Macrophages infected with Candida yeast spores, TEM

Macrophages infected with Candida yeast spores, TEM

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Credit: Kevin Mackenzie / UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Macrophages infected with Candida yeast spores, transmission electron micrograph (TEM). The spores are visible in in the cell partially seen at bottom left. Macrophages are white blood cells of the immune system. Their role is to engulf and destroy foreign material. They are found in all tissues of the body. Overgrowth of yeasts can result in fungal infections such as thrush (candidiasis). Magnification: x3030 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

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