Caption: Kitchen spone microbes. Kitchen sponges can accumulate food and microbes when used for long periods of time and are not thoroughly cleaned. The moisture and food particles in a dirty sponge make it a perfect environment for microorganisms to grow (such as, bacteria and fungi). Their waste products give the sponge a distinctive smell. Features shown in this photomicrograph are: sponge surface (brown bacteria (rod-shaped - green and blue colors filamentous fungi (thin and thick filaments - orange and purple colors yeast fungi (round spheres - yellow color).
Magnification*: x580
Type: SEM
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