Under a moderately-high magnification of 8000X, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted a grouping of Gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria. Please see PHIL 11092 through 11160 for additional SEMs of these organisms, specifically PHIL 11128 for a colorized version of this image. It appears that a few are still joined to one another just prior to the completion of their reproductive process known as cell division. In some of these views you'll note the presence of flagellar appendages.
CDC/ Margaret Williams, PhD; Claressa Lucas, PhD;Tatiana Travis, BS
December 4, 2012
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