Salmonella typhimurium bacteria

Salmonella typhimurium bacteria

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Caption: False colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a colony of Salmonella typhimurium growing on blood agar, showing individual & dividing flagellate, Gram- negative bacilli. S. typhimurium is a major cause of food poisoning (salmonellosis) in humans. Salmonella bacteria are transmitted in food. Infections are common in poultry & eggs. Inadequately cooked pork & beef are also potential sources. Oysters farmed near sewage outlets may become contaminated with faecal bacteria. Rats & mice are also common carriers. Symptoms are headache, fever, abdominal pain & diarrhoea. Magnification: x1,400 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, colony, false-coloured, food poisoning, gram-negative bacteria, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, salmonella, salmonella typhimurium, salmonellosis, scanning electron micrograph, sem

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