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Enterococcus faecalis. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Enterococcus faecalis bacteria (formerly known as Streptococcus faecalis). E. faecalis is a normal inhabitant of the human intestine and is found in faeces. It can also infect the urinary tract and sometimes invades wounds or ulcers on the skin. It may be the cause of bacterial endocarditis (infection of the heart) after surgery. E. faecalis is resistant to a number of antibiotics, including penicillin. Magnification: x8000 when printed t 10 centimetres wide.
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