DR LINDA STANNARD, UCT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR LINDA STANNARD, UCT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Treponema bacterium. Transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through a Treponema denticola bacterium. It is seen on a fractal background. This spirochaete bacterium is from the mouth of a person with periodontal disease, a disorder of the supporting tissues around the teeth. T. denticola occurs in the mouths of all primates. Magnification unknown.
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