Stages of microbial plaque formation. 32JB00003
The sequence of drawings illustrates the initial stages of microbial plaque formation.
A: Recently cleaned tooth surface showing formation of an “acquired pellicle” derived from the saliva.
B: Initial adhesion to the acquired pellicle by colonies of round bacteria
C: The adhesion of other bacterial forms, which is also associated with the replication of those present
4606 x 2008 pixels
39 x 17 cm (300 dpi)