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This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLs) bacteria, in this case, Escherichia coli. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron microscopic (SEM) imagery. This is an excellent visual example of the long, whip-like peritrichous flagellae sprouting from what appear to be random points on the organism’s exterior, as well as the numerous shorter, and finer fimbriae, imparting a furry look to the bacteria. See PHIL 16869, for another view of these organisms.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit
Creation Date:2016
Photo Credit:Alissa Eckert - Medical Illustrator
CDC Organization
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