As a closer view of PHIL 12271, this photograph depicts the colonial morphology displayed by Gram-negative Burkholderia mallei bacteria, which was grown on a medium of chocolate agar, for a 72 hour time period, at a temperature of 37�C. B. mallei is the bacterium responsible for causing the infectious disease known as glanders.
CDC/ Dr. Todd Parker, Audra Marsh
December 3, 2012
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