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The pattern of invasion of human hair in vitro by a non-dermatophytic fungus, Chrysosporium tropicum, was studied by transmission and scanning electron microscopy. The components of the hair were attacked in sequence, depending on their level of keratinization, i.e. their content of cystine. In the cuticle, the sequence of digestion was as follows:(More)
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