Fusobacterium nucleatum - rod prokaryote (bacterium)
Copyright 1998 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Fusobacterium nucleatum - Gram-negative, anaerobic, nonmotile rod prokaryote (characterized by a long, slender shape and pointed ends). Human microbiota (of the mouth and upper respiratory tract), susceptible to penicillin. Occasional cause of abscesses and blood infections. Possible role in periodontal disease. Magnification*: x5,000 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)