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Aspergillus fumigatus. Timelapse footage of a growing colony of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. Mycelial threads (white) spread out from the centre of the colony. As the fungus matures, fruiting bodies containing spores (grey green), the reproductive cells of the fungus, develop. This fungus is found in soil and decomposing organic matter. It can cause a number of different disorders in humans, including allergies, respiratory infection and invasive disease.
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