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This scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted the biofilm formation found inside the lumen of an indwelling catheter being secreted by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The biofilm secretions are primarily composed of polysaccharides, and by covering the bacteria, render the bacteria resistant to attacks they may face from antimicrobial agents.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Rodney M. Donlan, Ph.D.; Janice Carr
Creation Date:2005
Photo Credit:Janice Carr
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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