DAVID SCHARF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID SCHARF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Kitchen bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of unidentified bacteria on a kitchen scrub pad. Both rod-shaped bacteria and bacteria with a more diffuse, clumpy structure are seen. Maintaining hygienic conditions in the kitchen helps to prevent food poisoning by bacteria and other micro-organisms. Magnification: x5,600 at 6x7cm size.
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