ID#: 9999
Under a magnification of 3006X, this digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts a large grouping of rod-shaped, Gram-positive Clostridium difficile bacteria. These organisms were obtained as a result of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness, and were cultured from a stool sample. The bacteria were extracted using a .1µm filter. See PHIL 6260 for a black and white version of this image.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Lois S. Wiggs
Creation Date: 2004
Photo Credit: Janice Carr
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.