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Under a magnification of 6,408X, this digitally-colorized, scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted bacterial endospores from the Aimes strain of Bacillus anthracis bacteria. See PHIL 2265 for a black and white version of this image. A key characteristic of the Aimes strain of B. anthracis, is the smooth surface of the protein coat of these bacterial spores. These endospores can live for many years, which enables these bacteria to survive in a dormant state, under environmentally-stressful circumstances.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Laura Rose
Creation Date:2002
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
CDC Organization
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