This photograph depicted a single, large colony of Acremonium falciforme fungal organisms, which had been grown on Sabouraud dextrose agar. A. falciforme colonies feature a variety of characteristics including a folded or, as it was in this case, a flat surface, and often have a raised center. Early colonies exhibit a soft, velvety texture, which becomes more cottony as the colony ages. Colonial coloration ranges from white, as seen here, to pale gray or pink.
CDC/ Dr. Arvind A. Padhye
December 4, 2012
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