In honor of Thanksgiving and our slightly perverse senses of humor, this week’s image is of everyone’e least favorite holiday bacteria – Salmonella! Pictured below is Salmonella typhimurium, the causative agent behind your run of the mill gastroenteritis. In order to avoid encountering this particularly unfortunate pathogen, we recommend you check out the CDC’s guidelines for a pathogen-free Thanksgiving. Which, incidentally, is what we wish you all!
Pictured in this lovely SEM, we have Salmonella typhimurium in red, invading human cells.
(image credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH)