DR KARI LOUNATMAA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR KARI LOUNATMAA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Chlamydia pneumoniae bacteria. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through Chlamydia pneumoniae bacteria. These Gram-negative bacteria are human parasites. C. pneumoniae has been linked with atherosclerosis, the development of fatty plaques on the inner walls of arteries. Restricted blood flow to the heart may result in heart disease and heart attacks. Magnification: x55,800 at 5x7cm size. Magnification: x200,000 at 7.5x9.5" size.
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