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Candida Albicans

Candida albicans

The image above features Candida albicans in thrush infection of vaginal epithelium from a fresh scrape preparation. The objective was a planachromat 40x/0.65 NA coupled to a 1.4 numerical aperture achromatic differential interference contrast (DIC) condenser. Illumination was provided by a 12-volt, 100-watt tungsten-halide lamp. The microscope was a Zeiss Ultraphot IIIB with an automatic 35-millimeter photohead. Photographed with Fujichrome Velvia. (200x)

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