SEM of Bacteria from Dollar Bill

SEM of Bacteria from Dollar Bill

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Caption: A one-dollar banknote (US) was imprinted on an agar plate and the bacterial colonies growing were harvested all together, fixed, and examined by microscopy (SEM). A wide variety of bacteria was found, indicating that paper money may spread bacterial infections. Enhanced scanning electron micrograph. Image width: 8.53 micrometers. Magnification: 11,725x if the image is printed 10 cm wide.

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