Chains of Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria

Chains of Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria

B236/0085 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 10.3MB

Downloadable file size: 862.2KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Killer Bugs


Caption: Streptococcus pyogenes. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes. These Gram-positive bacteria are rounded or spherical cocci. They typically form chains of cells, as seen here. Healthy humans may carry these bacteria harmlessly in their throat or nose. Pathogenic strains of S.pyogenes, however, cause infections of the skin (including impetigo); the uterus following childbirth (puerperal sepsis); and the bloodstream (septicaemia). S.pyogenes accounts for the high incidence of sore throats, tonsillitis, and middle ear infections (otitis media) in children. Treatment is with penicillin drugs. Magnification: x6500 at 6x7cm size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: bacteria, bacteria causing, bacterial, bacterial cause, bacteriology, bacterium, gram-positive bacteria, impetigo, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, otitis media, s. pyogenes, scanning electron micrograph, scarlet fever, sem, septicaemia, streptococcus pyogenes, tonsillitis, type

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.