DAVID M. PHILLIPS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID M. PHILLIPS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Colour-enhanced Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) showing Candida fungus, the cause many types of infections in humans. Most common are vulvovaginal infections and thrush in AIDS patients and immunocompromised patients. The micrograph here is of vulvovaginal infections. Cultured Candida may be yeast, hyphae or both depending on culture conditions. Here, the Candida appears in hyphae form.
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