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Histoplasma capsulatum is a true pathogenic, thermal dimorphic fungus, existing in the form of mycelia at 25˚C and in the form of yeast at 37˚C (body temperature). Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum causes the disease most commonly labeled Histoplasmosis mentioned below. Its teleomorph name is Ajellomyces capsulatus,8, although the teleomorph is seldom seen.


Histoplasma capsulatum at 25 C and 37 C


Histoplasma capsulatum at


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Source: Mushroom Observer

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