E. GUEHO & V. GREMET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY E. GUEHO & V. GREMET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Geotrichum candidum. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of the fungus Geotrichum candidum, cause of the respiratory infection geotrichosis. This view of the body of the fungus (the mycelium) shows a mass of interweaving hyphal threads, the vegetative part of the organism. Geotrichosis is a rare systemic infection which usually only occurs in patients with an ineffective immune response system, such as those with AIDS or cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Magnification: x960 at 6x7cm size.
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