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Image Number 63 - Brain, abscess, mucormycosis

Mucormycosis is a fungal infection caused by mucor-a bread mold. Mucor is a phycomycete and therefore possesses non-septate hyphae which branch irregularly. Characteristically, the branches from the hyphae of the mucor are at 90 degrees to the main stem. In this slide, the hyphae are the long purple cylinders--there are 3 or 4 of them in the central portion of the screen.

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