Gram-positive Bacteria Grown on a Chopped Meat Medium

Gram-positive Bacteria Grown on a Chopped Meat Medium

Bioterrorism Stock Photos – Magnified 956X, this Gram-stained photomicrograph depicts numbers of Clostridium sp. Gram-positive bacteria, which had been grown on a chopped meat medium, for a time period of 48 hours.

A number of Clostridium spp. are highly pathogenic to humans. Members including C. perfringens, and C. septicum, are known to be a cause of gas gangrene in humans, due to their production of a potent exotoxin, and C. botulinum is the cause of botulism food poisoning.

Keywords: Bioterrorism diseases, bioterrorism agents, Botulism, Clostridium botulinum, medical stock photos, 12058