SEM of legionella pneumophila

SEM of legionella pneumophila

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Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a no. of highly-curved forms of the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, the cause of Legionnaire's disease, a usually fatal form of lobar pneumonia. Members of the gram negative species are small & elongated, with a double membrane cell envelope. The disease obtained its name after an outbreak of 182 cases at the American Legion convention in Pennsylvania in 1976. Magnification: X 3,000 at 35mm size. The red object at bottom of image is an artefact.

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, legionella pneumophila, legionnaires disease, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, scanning electron micrograph, sem

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