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URBANA ATLAS OF PATHOLOGY

Image Number 61 - Lung, aspergillus infection

Aspergillus is an opportunistic fungus. It is an ascomycete and therefore is characterized by dimorphism (yeast forms and hyphae forms), septate hyphae, sexual spores found in an ascus and asexual spores (conidia) found on conidiophores. Aspergillus can be identified quickly by its septated hyphae and the 45 degree angle branching of its hyphae.

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