B0003412 Clostridium on gut lining – coloured
Credit: Med. Mic. Sciences Cardiff Uni. Wellcome Images
Colour-enhanced scanning electon micrograph of
rod-shaped Clostridium difficile clinging to the
microvilli of the human gut. This bacterium is
often responsible for holiday diarrhoea and is of increasing concern as a hospital acquired infection, particularly affecting the elderly.
Scanning electron micrograph
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 UK, see http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/indexplus/page/Prices.html