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Escherichia coli

Photocomposite - Escherichia coli (E. coli) on the surface of human skin and hair follicle. E. coli - Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod prokaryote. Part of human and animal microbiota. E. coli can cause urinary tract infections, traveler's diarrhea and nosocomial infections. Human skin (epidermis) with hair emerging from hair follicle. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

Cladosporium spp.

Cladosporium spp., a common environmental mold. Fungal hyphae and spores. Magnification 500, scanning electron microscopy. This genus is the most common airborne mold. Certain species cause systemic fungal infections or cause refrigerated meats to spoil. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

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