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Trichophyton fungus. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a dermatophyte fungus belonging to the genus Trichophyton. The thread-like structures are hyphae, the vegetative part of the fungus. Dermatophyte fungi infect keratinised tissues (skin, nails, hair) in humans and other animals.
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