STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Yeast cells. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cells of yeast (Candida sp.) from caterpillar faeces. This fungus consists of single vegetative cells. Small daughter cells can be seen budding off from the larger cells. Once they have reached their full size, the daughter cells will be indistinguishable from the mother cells. In the gut candida aids digestion and nutrient absorption. Magnification: x 4000 when printed at 10cm wide.
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