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.
Biological Process: Bacterial cell surface binding
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 http://remf.dartmouth.edu:8080/EM-Wiki
Image collected on a Zeiss DSM 962 SEM
Author: Louisa Howard
Source: The Cell: An Image Library