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Description:This illustration depicts a photomicrographic view of a gentian violet-stained culture specimen revealing the presence of numerous Gram-negative Fusobacterium plauti-vincenti bacteria.
Bacteria that are members of the genus Fusobacterium are known to be the cause of a number of human illnesses including periodontal diseases, Lemierre's syndrome, topical skin ulcers, and pneumonia. A Gram-negative bacterium, Fusobacterium spp. are non-spore forming bacteria, which are fusiform in shape, displaying tapered, pointed ends.
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Creation Date:1979
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