Listeria monocytogenes - rod prokaryote (bacterium)
Copyright 2001 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Listeria monocytogenes - Gram-positive, regular, nonsporing, rod prokaryote. Zoonotic microorganism; domestic mammals, rodents and birds contaminate water, vegetables and cheese, which, if ingested by humans, can cause listeriosis, meningitis, septicemia, encephalitis, food poisoning and risk of spontaneous abortion in pregnant women. Magnification*: x3,000 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)