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mariner wheel appearanceJoe Segen2016-12-26T01:21:57+00:00
mariner wheel appearance
A descriptive term for the yeast form of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, in which there is a large central yeast cell and multiple peripheral budding yeasts, with a double-contoured rim attached to the “mother” by a base of varying thickness, yielding a morphology fancifully
likened to a wheel of a sailing ship (bottom image, Clark Gable jauntily helming the HMS Bounty, as Fletcher Christian in Frank Lloyd’s 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty; topimage, P brasiliensis demonstrating the pilot wheel appearance).
Synonyms Mariner’s wheel appearance, pilot wheel appearance, pilot’s wheel appearance