Beautiful Science

A 3D image of E. coli bacteria obtained using an atomic force microscope. Such imaging can show great details on how bacteria adhere to surfaces to form biofilm, and what strategies we can develop to discourage such adhesion.
PHOTO: PROFESSOR LIM CHWEE TECK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

A 3D image of E. coli bacteria obtained using an atomic force microscope. Such imaging can show great details on how bacteria adhere to surfaces to form biofilm, and what strategies we can develop to discourage such adhesion.

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