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This photomicrograph depicts numerous Gram-positive, Peptostreptococcus bacteria, which are known to grow in chain formations like the ones seen here. Peptostreptococcus spp. are anaerobic bacteria, which are normally occurring inhabitants of the skin, urethra, and urogenital tract. Under immunosuppressed, or traumatic conditions, these organisms can become pathogenic, as well as septicemic.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Gilda L. Jones
Creation Date: 1972
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