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Scopulariopsis brevicalis. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph of the forming fruiting spores (known as conidia) of the fungus Scopulariopsis brevicaulis. Conidia are asexual spores which the fungus uses to reproduce. The conidia are seen as structures budding from the end of branching hyphae (yellow) that make up the body of the fungus. Scopulariopsis brevicaulis belongs to the fungus group: Deuteromycotina, and can cause minor infections of the nails and skin, known as onychomycosis. Magnification: x 450 at 6x7cm size.
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