F-col TEM of Vibrio cholerae bacterium

F-col TEM of Vibrio cholerae bacterium

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Caption: False-colour transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of the Gram-negative bacterium Vibrio cholerae, the cause of cholera in humans. The comma-shaped bacterium moves using its tail-like flagellum. Cholera is an acute infection of the small intestines causing vomiting & diarrhoea leading to rapid & potentially fatal dehydration. The bacterium is a water borne pathogen, transmitted to humans through drinking water contaminated by human or animal faeces. Outbreaks of cholera are associated with poor sanitary conditions & often occurs in epidemic proportions. Magnification: x6,000 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, cholera bacteria, electron micrograph, gram-negative bacteria, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, tem, transmission, vibrio cholerae

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