26788C

26788C
Caption: Kocuria rosea - Gram-positive, aerobic, coccoid prokaryote. Kocuria rosea (formerly known as Micrococcus roseus) is an actinobacterium that causes opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients, including catheter related bacteremia. Kocuria spp. are a nonmotile bacteria that occurs in freshwater, saltwater and in soil environments. A strain of Kocuria rosea has been show to have keratinolytic activity and thus degrades feathers.
Magnification*: x3,000
Type: SEM
Copyright 2007 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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