The human Microbiome (multiple species)

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Name: The human Microbiome (multiple species)

Edition: limitiert auf 5 Stück

Masse: 160×120 cm

Vergrösserung: 40.643x

The human gut teems with bacteria: streptococci, staphylococci, enterococci, enterobacteria, mycobacteria, spirochetes, mycoplasma, corynebacteria, clostridia, and lactobacilli. Yet, many species remain unknown…

A snapshot of the human gut microbiome is presented by selective coloring of an image obtained by the scanning electron microscopy. The central part of the image shows a very large bacterium, which closely resembles a species, Epulopiscium fishelsoni, that has only been found previously in surgeonfish. The manually colored 3D-like photorealistic appearance highlights the diversity in shape and size of bacterial species in the human intestine.

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