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Looking for Chinks in the Armor of Bacterial Biofilms

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A S. aureus Biofilm on the Surface of a Medical Catheter That Was Removed from a Patient

The round bacteria secrete a complex “slime” that helps protect them from attack by antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents. Electron micrograph magnified 2363×.

(Image Credit: CDC/Rodney M. Donlan, Ph.D.; Janice Carr (PHIL #7488), 2005)

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