ID#: 7483
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 Provider(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.