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Johns Hopkins Medicine
Caption: When it enters the bloodstream, the normally harmless fungus Candida albicans can form extensions called hyphae in order to penetrate host tissue (left). On right, hyphae (green) invade intestinal cells (red, with nuclei stained blue).
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