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Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria, SEM

Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria, SEM

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Macrophage engulfing TB bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a macrophage white blood cell (red) engulfing a tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) bacterium (green). This process is called phagocytosis. Macrophages are cells of the body's immune system. They phagocytose and destroy pathogens, dead cells and cellular debris.

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