DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Kocuria rosea, Gram-positive, aerobic, coccoid prokaryote. Kocuria rosea (formerly known as Micrococcus roseus) is an actinobacterium that causes opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients, including catheter related bacteraemia. Kocuria sp. are a non-motile bacteria that occurs in freshwater, saltwater and in soil environments. A strain of Kocuria rosea has been show to have keratinolytic activity and thus degrades feathers. Magnification: x3,000 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.
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