This is a plate culture of the bacteria Nocardia asteroides grow

This is a plate culture of the bacteria Nocardia asteroides grown on 7H10 agar medium at 37° C. The bacterial complex Nocardia asteroids is a serious threat to immunosuppressed individuals, especially those with organ transplants, lung disease, and AIDS. N. asteroids causes at least 50% of invasive infections of Nocardiosis. CDC PHIL Image 3148