This image depicts a Petri dish containing an agar growth medium, atop which a single anthropophilic colony of Trychophyton megninii, strain A-302, fungal organisms had taken shape. This dermatophyte causes fungal infections in humans involving the skin, hair, and nails. This colony exhibited its characteristic glabrous (smooth), ruffled surface, and an off-white to beige coloration. See PHIL 14950, for the appearance of a T. megninii fungal cology viewed from the reverse side of a Petri dish culture.
CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
December 4, 2012
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