Sunday, February 10, 2008

Campylobacter jejuni - SEM image


Scanning electron microscope image of Campylobacter jejuni, illustrating its corkscrew appearance and bipolar flagella. Source: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia.

1 comment:

John said...

A reader asked me what this picture represented and what is Campylobacter.

The picture is a scanning electron micrograph of Campylobacter jejuni - the spirals are the bacteria and the background is probably a plastic "micropore" membrane, used to trap the cells for imaging.

The image is relevant to the post immediately below it.

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