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University at Buffalo

Pneumococcal Biofilm

Caption: This SEM image shows a mature pneumococcal biofilm: the nearly round structures of S. pneumonaie bacteria are organizing together a matrix of smaller, oddly shaped material surrounding them that makes them more resistant to environmental stresses and antimicrobial agents.

Credit: Credit: Laura Marks

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