Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

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Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Aspergillus (c.s.)


Photomicrograph of Aspergillus sexual ascospores. Note the absence of hyphae surrounding the cleistothecium. Magnification: 400x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing Aspergillus stained red and green and magnified 400x. The sexual ascospores (smallest red sphears) are contained within sac-like asci (somewhat larger red or green sphears) that are grouped together within cleistothecia (large sphears). A few pieces of broken hyphae are also visible. The genus is listed as Aspergillus (anamorph name) because it is the name most commonly used for these fungi.


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