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CIL:40398*  Cite 

Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae bacteria, which infect the digestive system. This image is part of an image group that includes CIL:40395-40399.

Technical Details

Relevant reference: T.J. Kirn, M.J. Lafferty, C.M.P Sandoe and R.K. Taylor, 2000, "Delineation of pilin domains required for bacterial association into microcolonies and intestinal colonization", Molecular Microbiology, Vol. 35(4):896-910 Complete specimen preparation protocol available at Image collected on a Zeiss DSM 962 SEM

Biological Sources
NCBI Organism Classification
Vibrio cholerae
Cellular Component
cell surface
Biological Context
Biological Process
bacterial cell surface binding
Ronald Taylor
Tom Kirn
Louisa Howard
Dartmouth College EM facility
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Archival Resource Key (ARK)
Grouping This image is part of a group.
Image Type
recorded image
Image Mode
scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Parameters Imaged
elastic scattering of electrons
Source of Contrast
differences in adsorption or binding of stain
Visualization Methods
osmium tetroxide
Processing History
unprocessed raw data
Sample Preparation
glutaraldehyde fixed tissue
Relation To Intact Cell
whole mounted tissue
Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 1228px ——
Y 960px ——