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Microbial Mug Shots: Telltale patterns finger bad bacteria

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10:06am, August 2, 2006

In their everyday battles against harmful bacteria, physicians, food producers, and others need to know quickly which foe they're facing. Yet the procedures currently used to identify bacterial colonies are often time-consuming and expensive.

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