ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Coloured trans- mission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (rounded). These bacteria are found on the skin and mucous membranes of humans and many animals. They are usually harmless, but may cause infections on broken skin or blocked pores. It can also cause food poisoning, leading to vomiting. Magnification: x10,000 at 6x4.5cm size.
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