Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

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Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Claviceps purpurea (l.s.)


Photomicrograph of stained preparation of Claviceps purpurea or Ergot, showing a longitudinal section of the stroma with perithecia. Magnification: 40x. Magnification: 40x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing a longitudinal section of a stroma from the fungus Claviceps purpurea , or Ergot, stained pink and blue and magnified 40x. The multiple bulb-like perithecia along the stroma margin contain linear asci containing sexual ascospores. Stroma grow from fungus-infested seeds called sclerotia or ergots that have fallen to the ground.


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