Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology
Caption: The image depicts symbiotic microbes in the process of colonizing the mucosal surface of the mouse colon. Yellow cells are Escherichia coli; red cells are Bacteroides fragilis. Intestinal tissues are labeled in green with blue nuclei.
Credit: S. Melanie Lee/Caltech
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Caltech: Learning to tolerate our microbial self