Spontaneous bacterial growth

Spontaneous bacterial growth

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Caption: Bacteria spontaneously (without inoculation) growing and forming bacterial biofilm on a stainless steel disk lying for 2 weeks in a kitchen sink. This mass consists of viable and dead bacteria and various degradation products. The image shows how easily bacteria propagate in a kitchen sink without regular cleaning and disinfection.

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacterial film, bacterial growth, bacteriology, bacterium, biology, contamination, kitchen sink, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, scanning electron microscopy, slime

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