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Burkholderia pseudomallei

Burkholderia pseudomallei (also known as Pseudomonas pseudomallei). Gram-negative, aerobic, rod prokaryote. Magnification 2600, scanning electron microscopy. A zoonotic microorganism that causes melioidiosis. It is transmitted from infected rodents to humans through exposure to soil contaminated by rodent body wastes. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Saccharomyces cerevisiae - Baker's yeast (also known as brewer's yeast) with bud scars. Magnification 3,085, Scanning electron microscope. Courtesy of Dennis Kunkel.

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