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At a magnification of 23089X, this 2005 scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image revealed some of the ultrastructural morphologic features of a single non-motile, Gram-negative, Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium. K. pneumoniae is a facultative anaerobe, which means that it is able to adapt to an existence in an oxygenated or deoxygenated environment. It is an encapsulated bacterium that is commonly found in the human digestive tract, and is often the cause of hospital acquired, or nosocomial infections involving the urinary and pulmonary systems.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Janice Haney Carr
Creation Date:2005
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
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