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Candida parapsilosis

Candida parapsilosis or Candida yeast. Magnification 1400, scanning electron microscopy. Candida species are part of the normal flora of mucous membranes of the mouth, gut and vagina. They are opportunistic fungi which may grow and become invasive if the host is immunologically compromised; steroid therapy, malnutrition, diabetes and antibiotic suppression of the normal bacterial flora are predisposing factors. Candida parapsilosis is an important non-albicans species which infects hospitalized patients. Biofilm production by the yeast plays an important role in C. parapsilosis outbreaks. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

Escherichia coli

Photocomposite - Escherichia coli (E. coli) on the surface of human skin and hair follicle. E. coli - Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod prokaryote. Part of human and animal microbiota. E. coli can cause urinary tract infections, traveler's diarrhea and nosocomial infections. Human skin (epidermis) with hair emerging from hair follicle. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

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