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Mushroom basidiospores. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of basidiospores of the Field Mushroom (Agaricus campestris). The basidiospores are the pale, egg-shaped objects borne on stalks, and produced by reproductive cells beneath called basidia. They occur on the mushroom gills and each spore can develop into a new fungal growth. Magnification: x3, 900 at 5x7cm size.
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