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Fusobacterium russii

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This is a photomicrograph of Fusobacterium russii cultured in a thioglycollate medium for 48 hours.

Like the genus Bacteroides, Fusobacterium are anaerobic, gram-negative bacteria that are normal inhabitors of the intestine. Fusobacterium spp. are associated with pleuropulmonary and oral infections.

Photo credit: CDC/Dr. V. R. Dowell, Jr.
 
 

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