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Gemella morbillorum

Gemella morbillorum. Magnification 4340, scanning electron microscopy. Gram-positive, coccus prokaryote (dividing); important in the fermentation of lactate and acetate. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

Infectious bronchitis virus

Digitally-colorized transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image of a number of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) virions. This enveloped pathogenic virus belongs to the Coronaviridae family and causes infectious bronchitis (IB) in poulty. This virus is very contagious through trasmission via air and contaminated material (food, water, supplies). It has a short incubation period. Entire flocks can be infected within days. The disease affects a number of organ systems including respiratory, gut, reproductive and urogenital organs. Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC / Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia Whitfield).

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