This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria

Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria

B236/0073

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

BSIP VEM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BSIP VEM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Streptococcus pneumoniae. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph of Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as Pneumococcus, a bacterium that can cause pneumonia. S. pneumoniae are gram-positive bacteria. The cells are oval or lancet shaped, and often occur in short chains, as here. The cells possess capsules which resist ingestion by phagocytes of the host's immune system. Although often found living harmlessly in the body, S. pneumoniae can produce dangerous opportunistic pneumonia infections, often as a complication of serious disease when the victim's immunity is compromised. Pneumonia kills about 27000 people in the UK each year. Magnification x7800 at 35mm size.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}