210818B

210818B
Caption: Exophiala spinifera is a dermatiaceous fungus that is widely distributed in soil, plants, water and decaying wood material. E. spinifera initially grows as yeast-like cells that are brownish to greenish-black in color. The yeast colonies then develop compact hyphae which form a velvety mycelium. The mycelium develops short tufts of aerial hyphae (shown here). As well as being a common saprophyte in nature, Exophiala spinifera can cause various human subcutaneous infections including: mycetoma, cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis and chromoblastomycosis. These infections are often associated with organ transplants.
Magnification*: x400
Type: SEM
Copyright 2010 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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