While cleaning out some files, I came across a number of microphotographs which might be of interest to the reader. Most of my posts show the organism in question after it has already been isolated and not how it may first clue the microscopist/technologist that an organism is present in a specimen. A few photos of specimens containing fungi follow below.
I worked on some of these specimens personally while others were brought to my attention by colleagues in the microbiology or histology laboratories. For those I did not work on personally, I have few specifics such as the final identification.