Photographed from the front, this image depicted a Petri dish containing cereal agar, upon which a Microsporum persicolor fungal colony had been cultured. As was the case here, the colonies can be white, or depending upon the Microsporum sp., may run the gamut, sporting a yellow, beige or cinnamon color, and display a flat, or glabrous, woolly or powdery texture. Taxonomically, M. persicolor is a member of the phylum Ascomycota. See PHIL 10905 for a reverse view of this colony, i.e., viewed from behind.
CDC/ Dr. Arvind A. Padhye
December 4, 2012
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