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Description:Under a high magnification of 1000X, this Ziehl-Neelsen stained mycobacterial culture specimen reveals numerous acid-fast bacilli, which by growing end-to-end, now displayed a morphologic phenomenon known as "cording".
The bacterial genus Mycobacterium includes members that are pathogenic to human beings, and includes Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which caused tuberculosis, and M. leprae, which is the cause of leprosy.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Ronald K. Smithwick
Creation Date:1975
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Links:CDC – Div. of Tuberculosis Elimination; Tuberculosis (TB)
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