Caption: Plant mold hyphae (Epicoccum nigrum). Epicoccum nigrum, also known as Epicoccum purpurascens, is commonly found in the air, soil and decaying foods. It is also found in some animals and textile products. It is a plant pathogen and the causative agent of plant leaf spots. Epicoccum nigrum has recently been discovered to be allergen. It has also been shown to have anitfungal and antibacterial properties.
Magnification*: x345
Type: SEM
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