Caption: Proteus mirabilis - Gram-negative, rod prokaryote. When introduced to the urinary tract, this uncomplicated enteric microorganism splits urea which raises pH and causes stone formation. Blockage can lead to kidney disease or sepsis (blood disease).
Magnification*: x2,400
Type: SEM
Copyright 2000 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 99687B,bacteria,Proteus mirabilis,enteric bacterial pathogen,human disease,UTI,urinary tract infection,Gram-negative,rod,prokaryote,bacterium,urea,kidney disease,stone,sepsis,SEM,02.01.08a