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Under a magnification of 13331X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted a cluster of Gram-negative, non-motile, Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria. Members of the genus Acinetobacter are nonmotile rods, 1.0-1.5µm in diameter, and 1.5-2.5µm in length, becoming spherical during their stationary growth phase. They are widely distributed in nature, and are normal flora on the skin.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Matthew J. Arduino, DRPH; Jana Swenson
Creation Date:2004
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
CDC Organization
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