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Under a magnification of 1000X, this photomicrograph depicts Bacteroides fragilis subsp. fragilis bacteria, that had been grown in Schaedler’s broth, and processed using the Gram-stain method. B. fragilis, a Gram-negative rod, constitutes 1-2% of the normal colonic bacterial microflora in humans. It is associated with extraintestinal infections including abscesses, and soft tissue infections, as well as diarrheal diseases.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Don Stalons
Creation Date: 1974
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