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Under a magnification of 3296X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image reveals a Proteus mirabilis (ATCC 29906) biofilm, growing on a polycarbonate (PC) coupon material, that had been incubated inside a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) biofilm reactor. Microorganisms often colonize, and adhere strongly to living and non-living surfaces forming biofilms, and at times demonstrate an increased resistance to antimicrobials. Biofilms on indwelling medical devices pose a serious threat to public health.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Biofilm Laboratory, DHQP; Chelsea Samaniego Meltzer, EID Fellow
Creation Date:2003
Photo Credit:Janice Carr
CDC Organization
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