Magnified 23,502x, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted a highly enlarged view of a Ralstonia mannitolilytica bacterium, which was harvested from a pure culture. Note that in this particular instance, the bacterium is in the process of undergoing replication, which when completed, will give rise to three separate bacteria.
CDC/ Judith Noble-Wang, Ph.D.
November 27, 2012
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