Coloured TEM of Escherichia coli bacteria

Coloured TEM of Escherichia coli bacteria

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Caption: Escherichia coli. Coloured transmission micrograph of the enterobacteriaceae bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli). The cell is coloured yellow/ orange; the hair-like flagellae are pink. These bacteria are Gram negative motile rods. They inhabit the intestinal tracts of humans and warm blooded animals. E.coli plays a nutritional role in the digestive tract by synthesizing vitamins, particularly vitamin K. As a facultative aerobe, E. coli consumes oxygen, rendering the large intestine anerobic. Some strains of E. coli are pathogenic, causing diarrhoea in infants & urinary tract infections. Magnification: unknown.

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, coliform, e. coli, electron micrograph, enterobacteria, escherichia coli, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, pathogen, tem, transmission, type

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