ID#: 8438
Caption: Under a high magnification of 15549X, this 2006 scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicted a number of Gram-positive, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. As an obligate aerobic organism, M. tuberculosis can only survive in an environment containing oxygen. This bacterium ranges in length between 2.0 – 4.0 µm, and a width between 0.2 - 0.5 µm. See PHIL 9997 for a colorized version of this image.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Ray Butler, MS
Creation Date: 2006
Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.