ID#: 3081
This photomicrograph depicts the Gram-positive bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes, which had been incubated in a blood agar medium, for a 48 hour time period. P. acnes is a very common, obligate anaerobic, non-spore forming rod, and is the etiologic pathogen responsible for acne vulgaris, or pimples. It normally resides in the sebaceous glands of the skin.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Bobby Strong
Creation Date: 1972
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CDC Organization
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