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Description:This photomicrograph reveals the bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron grown on blood agar for 48 hours.
Members of the genus Bacteroides are anaerobic, gram-negative bacteria found mainly in the intestine as normal flora. However, it can become opportunistic under predisposing conditions such as immunosuppression, tissue damage, malignancy, etc.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Dr. V. R. Dowell, Jr.
Creation Date:1972
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CDC Organization
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