STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Oral bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of mixed oral bacteria attached to a buccal cell (pink) from the cheek. The mouth contains a large number of bacteria, most of which are harmless or even beneficial. However, some bacteria can cause throat infections or cause the formation of plaque deposits on the teeth, which may lead to decay. Magnification: x6500 at 10cm high.
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