Lactobacillus plantarum - rod prokaryote (bacterium)
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Caption: Lactobacillus plantarum - Gram-positive, rod prokaryote, non-spore forming, anaerobic or microaerophilic, occurs singly or in pairs. Very rarely pathogenic and is part of the normal flora in man and animals (mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract); ""beneficial bacteria"" or ""probiotics"". It has been reported to cause endocarditis, neonatal meningitis and bacteremia. Magnification*: x2,600 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)