Rhizopus Stolonifer at 600X with an Armor Upgrade — Introducing Rhizomech

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The original image unedited. This is a Rhizopus stolonifer (ID by 18S ITS D2 region sequencing) sporangiophore. The lollipop looking thing in the middle seen releasing a crap ton of sporangiospores (spores). The other red filamentous structures that form the ‘legs’ of the Rhizomech are stray hyphae that have become entangled, most likely during slide prep. This image was capture on an inverted phase contrast microscope at 600X using neutral red stain and a scope mounted CMOS 5MB digital camera.

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