Caption: Paecilomyces variotii spores / conidia. This fungus is commonly found in soil or dust and is allergenic. Paecilomyces variotii is thermophilic and can grow at temperatures up to 50 degrees centigrade. It is linked to humidifier associated illnesses and wood trimmers disease. It can cause the infection / disease called paecilomycosis. Some Paecilomyces spp. can cause pneumonia.
Magnification*: x1,600
Type: SEM
Copyright 2006 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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