[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Jen Middleton
j.middleton@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7262
Wellcome Trust

Infectious spores of Cryptococcus gatti

Caption: Scanning electron micrograph of infectious spores produced by Cryptococcus gatti during its sexual cycle, which are readily aerosolized and inhaled to cause infections in humans.

Credit: Edmond Byrnes and Joseph Heitman, Duke University

Usage Restrictions: This image may only be used with appropriate caption and credit.

Related news release: Disease-causing genes spread easily in emerging lethal fungus infection


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]