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Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial culture. Close-up of a petri dish culture of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. P. aeruginosa is a non-invasive and opportunistic pathogen that rarely infects healthy individuals. It infects patients with compromised immune systems, and is a major cause of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections. This culture was grown on a nutrient medium such as agar.
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