Bacteria on a piece of chicken

Bacteria on a piece of chicken

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Caption: False colour scanning electron micrograph of unidentified, rod- shaped bacteria on a piece of chicken. A major food spoilage organism, bacteria reproduce rapidly by fission, an example of which can be seen at centre left. Certain genera such as Salmonella and Listeria include species that cause severe food poisoning among humans. Magnification: x1,100 at 35mm size. Pink tint.

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacterial contamination, bacteriology, bacterium, contamination, food, food spoilage, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, on food surface, scanning electron micrograph, sem

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