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Micrococcus bacterium. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through a Micrococcus sp. bacterium. The bacterium's cell wall is yellow and the cell contents are blue- green. This Gram-positive aerobic bacterium is found in raw milk and on mammalian skin. It is not generally pathogenic in humans. It is capable of dividing in more than one plane, and often forms clusters of bacteria. Magnification: x73,000 at 6x7cm size. Magnification: x250,000 at 7.5x9.5" size.
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