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Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Aggregatibacter actinoymcetemcomitans formerly known as Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod or coccobacillus prokaryote; causes periodontal infections and blood infections. It is one of the bacteria that might be implicated in destructive periodontal disease. Although it has been found more frequently in localized aggressive periodontitis. Magnification: x2,280 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.
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