Neutrophil engulfing MRSA, SEM

Neutrophil engulfing MRSA, SEM

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Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Neutrophil engulfing MRSA. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a neutrophil white blood cell (bottom) engulfing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (MRSA, yellow). This process is called phagocytosis. MRSA is a round (coccus) Gram positive bacterium that is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics. Neutrophils are the most abundant white blood cell and are part of the body's immune system.

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