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Bacillus megaterium

Bacillus megaterium. Gram-positive, spore-forming, large rod prokaryote. Magnification 500, scanning electron microscopy. One of the largest rod bacteria and grow as single cells or often as chains of cells forming long filaments. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

Trichosporon cutaneum

Trichosporon cutaneum. A yeast fungus with septate hyphae and pseudohyphae. Magnification 500, scanning electron microscopy. Trichosporon spp. is a yeast isolated from soil, water, vegetables, mammals, and birds. It is also a part of the normal flora of mouth, skin and nails and is the causative agent of white piedra, superficial infections and invasive trichosporonosis in humans. Trichosporon cutaneum has been often synonymous and classified as Trichosporon beigelii. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

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