Bacteria Bound by a Biofilm

Bacteria Bound by a Biofilm

An electron micrograph shows round Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, bound by a biofilm, on the surface of an indwelling catheter. Biofilms shield bacteria from antibiotic attacks and are responsible for most hospital infections.

An electron micrograph shows round Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, bound by a biofilm, on the surface of an indwelling catheter. Biofilms shield bacteria from antibiotic attacks and are responsible for most hospital infections.

Image: Janice Haney Carr/CDC
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