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Toxic mold spores (Stachybotrys chartarum) Copyright: Copyright 2003 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.

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Rhizopus stolonifer, fungus by FEI Company. Dehydrated and sputtered with Au/Pd. Prepared by Claudia Mayrhofer. Coloured by Margit Wallner. Instrument used: Quanta Family. Magnification: 6349.

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Penicillium chrysogenum is the source of penicillin, the antibiotic that was viewed a miracle drug after mass production began in the 1940s.

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Green mold hyphae and fruiting structure (Aspergillus ustus). Aspergillus ustus is a soil fungus has only recently been implicated in human infections. This species can cause: fungal endocarditis; cutaneous skin infections in immunosuppressed patients and an invasive cases of otitis media. Toxic metabolites of this species include: austdiol, austin, austocystin A, sterigmatocystin SEM X600

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Aspergillus niger is a fungus and one of the most common species of the genus Aspergillus. It causes a disease called black mold on certain fruits and vegetables such as grapes, onions, and peanuts, and is a common contaminant of food.

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