Staphylococcus Aureus

This highly magnified electron micrograph depicts numbers of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which were found on the luminal surface of an indwelling catheter. Of importance is the sticky-looking substance woven between the round cocci bacteria, which is composed of polysaccharides, and is known as “biofilm”. This biofilm has been found to protect the bacteria that secrete the substance from attacks by antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics; Magnified 2363x. Image courtesy CDC.

Staphylococcus Aureus This highly magnified electron micrograph depicts numbers of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which were found on the luminal surface of an indwelling catheter. Of importance is the sticky-looking substance woven between the round cocci bacteria, which is composed of polysaccharides, and is known as “biofilm”. This biofilm has been found to protect the bacteria that secrete the substance from attacks by antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics; Magnified 2363x. Image courtesy CDC.
  1. elyzoronthegreat reblogged this from microculture and added:
    Wow. Cool!
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  4. bagofthapphireth reblogged this from microculture and added:
    My 4th year thesis was on biofilms omg (Pseudomonas aeruginosa to be specific)