Paecilomyces variotii fruiting body and ascospores
Copyright 2007 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Paecilomyces variotii fruiting body and ascospore formation. 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*: x600 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)