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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteria, coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM). This aerobic Gram-negative bacterium, previously known as Pseudomonas maltophilia, can cause infections in humans and is resistant to many antibiotics. It thrives in wet and moist conditions, and mainly affects patients whose immune systems have been compromised by infection or weakness. Magnification: x20,500 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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