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Soil Next to a Dime
Soil Next to a Dime
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Title: Soil Next to a Dime


Amount of soil (about 200 mg) from which Geomyces destructans was cultured. This shows the small amount of soil needed to harbor live fungus and the threat that humans might pose in moving it around from cave to cave on their gear, boots, and clothing.

Location: Madison, WI, USA

Date Taken: December 2010

Photographer: Jeff Lorch
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Photographer Organization: USGS

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


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Type: JPEG image - 1.54 MB
Dimensions: 1503 x 1563
Resolution: 72 dpi

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