261291D

261291D
Caption: Clostridium sporogenes - Gram-positive, anaerobic, endospore-forming, rod prokaryote. Seen here are a rod-shaped, dividing, vegetative cell and an endospore-forming cell (bulbous shaped rod). Clostridium sporogenes is widely distributed in nature and also in the intestines of animals. This bacterium frequently occurs in the intestines of humans and many domestic and feral animals. It can lead to gaseous gangrene in humans. Spores persist in soil and areas subject to human or animal fecal pollution. Clostridium sporogenes is the organism most frequently used for conducting inoculated pack studies in low acid foods.
Magnification*: x5,000
Type: SEM
Copyright 2007 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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