ID#: 17754
Under a high magnification of 16,055X, this transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by a large phagocytic vacuole within an alveolar macrophage containing intact, degenerating Legionella pneumophila bacteria. Note that in some of the confined organisms, there was a lysis of bacterial cytoplasm with an accompanying persistence of surrounding bacterial membranes.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Francis Chandler
Creation Date: 1978
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