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Description:Magnified 1000X, this micrograph depicts Bacteroides fragilis subsp. fragilis bacteria that had been grown in Schaedler’s broth, and processed using the Gram-stain method.
Bacteroides fragilis, a Gram-negative rod, constitutes 1-2% of the normal colonic bacterial microflora in humans. It is associated with extraintestinal infections such as 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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