TEM of Shigella sp. rod-shaped bacterium

TEM of Shigella sp. rod-shaped bacterium

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Caption: False colour transmission electron micrograph of a rod shaped bacterium, Shigella sp., a pathogenic strain causing dysentery. Dysentery, affecting mainly the large intestines, varies in severity from a mild attack of diarrhoea to an accute infection. Until the introduction of the drug sulphonamides in the late 1930s it was a killer disease of the world. It still is among the young, elderly & malnourished. The infection is spread by flies, direct contact, & water contaminated by faeces containing the bacillus. Magnification: x16,500 at 35mm size. Original is bw print b220/117

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, dysentery, electron micrograph, gram-negative bacteria, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, shigella, tem, transmission, type

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