TEM of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria

TEM of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria

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Caption: Staphylococcus bacteria. Transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of sectioned Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus are Gram- positive coccal (spherical) bacteria. At centre a bacteria in cross section is seen with its thick cell wall (dark). Above and below this bacterium are obliquely sectioned bacteria showing the irregular surface of the bacterial cell walls. Staphylococcus aureus commonly occurs on healthy human skin and mucous membranes, such as the lining of the mouth. It may, however, become pathogenic. It can be responsible for skin boils, infected hair follicles and internal abscesses. Magnification: x200,000 at 10x8 inch size.

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Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, cell division, cell wall, coccus, electron micrograph, from skin, gram-positive, gram-positive bacteria, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, staphylococcus aureus, tem, transmission

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