Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.

Science Stock Photography

New Customer, register Here
Returning Customers Log In
  Lightbox Shopping Cart Stats Your Price Quote Request List is empty

Advanced Search Advanced Search

Vascular bundle in celery ( Apium graveolens)
Click image for the most recent scientific stock photography images
Visit Our Education Site
New - Express Price Quote

Now available, get a price quote quick.

Zika Virus

We have a new Zika virus image. Please click on the images listed to view further details.


Prev. Image       Return to Thumbnail Page Send to Friend Add to Lightbox       Next Image
Rights Managed Image ♦ License Required for Use ♦ Photo Credit is Required ♦ Price Quote Request Form

Image #   251272A
Name:   Enterococcus faecium - coccus prokaryote (VRE bacterium)
Copyright:   Copyright 2008 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Description:   Caption: Enterococcus faecium (also known as Streptococcus faecium) - Gram-positive, vancomycin resistant, coccus prokaryote that grows in groups or chains. Shown here is a single cell undergoing bacterial division (fission). Enterococcus faecium is commonly found in the guts of humans and other animals. It does not normally cause disease, but can be an opportunistic pathogen and may cause various types of infections when the immune system is impaired. It is an important nosocomial pathogen (infects hospital patients) and has recently been referred to as a 'supergerm' or 'superbug' due to their resistance to antibiotics. They are robust microbes able to tolerate relatively high salt and acid concentrations. They also seem to be able to withstand low levels of detergents, explaining why inadequate cleaning procedures can promote Enterococcus infections. The microbe can survive for long periods of time in soil, sewage, and inside hospitals on a variety of surfaces. Infections that can occur include: abdominal infections, skin infections, urinary tract infections, endocarditis, oral cavity infections, vaginal tract infections and infections of the blood stream. E. faecium is known to have a resistance to several types of antibiotics including gentamicin, tetracycline, erythromycin, teicoplanin and penicillin. Vancomycin resistant strains (VRE) were reported in the US in 1989.
Magnification*: x18,000
Type: SEM
    *(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)
Keywords:   251272A bacteria bacterium coccus coccoid skin bacteria skin bacterium Enterococcus disease Enterococcaceae blood infection blood infections blood stream bacteria blood stream bacterium Enterococcus faecium Streptococcus faecium nosocomial pathogen nosocomial pathogens opportunistic pathogen opportunistic pathogens Group D Streptococci Group D Streptococcus bacteria division bacteria fission bacterial division bacterial fission bacterium dividing bacterium division dividing bacteria dividing bacterium division plane fission bacterium fission enterococcus infection enterococcus infections vancomycin vancomycin-resistant vancomycin resistant vancomycin resistant bacteria vancomycin resistant bacterium vancomycin resistant Enterococci vancomycin resistant Enterococcus vancomycin resistant strain vancomycin resistant strains quinolone quinolones aminoglycoside aminoglycosides penicillin penicillin resistant endocarditis oral cavity infection oral cavity infections vaginal tract infection vaginal tract infections gentamicin resistant tetracycline resistant erythromycin resistant teicoplanin resistant antibiotic resistance super bug super bugs super germs superbug superbugs supergerm supergerms super germ bacterial pathogen cocci division Gram-positive human disease infection prokaryote skin infection VRE wound infection SEM group D streptococci group D streptococcus vancomycin resistant enterococcus antibiotic resistant 12.01.08 bacteria infection bacteria infections bacterial infection bacterial infections nosocomial infection nosocomial infections gut bacteria gut bacterium intestinal bacteria intestinal bacterium intestine bacteria intestine bacterium stomach bacteria stomach bacterium immuno-compromised immune system immunocompromised immune system

Price Quote Request Form

Rights Managed Options - In order to provide a Price Quote, we need to know how the image will be used. Please complete the following Price Quote Request Form. We will respond with a Price Quote by email ASAP (usually the same or next business day).
  • Select "Quote 1" from the "Price Quote Request" field, then select an option from each drop down menu.
  • Use the Comments box to clarify details not adequately covered in the fields below.
  • When finished, click the "Add to Price Quote Request List" button below the comment box.

Price Quote Request:
Format Detail:
Duration of Use:
Copies Produced:
Delivery Method: