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Lactobacillus plantarum. Light micrograph of a colony of Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria. This organism is part of the normal flora of the mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. It is also found in many fermented food products, and in probiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms consumed for their health benefits, particularly to the digestive system. Magnification: x630 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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