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Description:Under the low-power magnification of 10X of a digital Keyence scope , this photograph depicts the colonial growth displayed by Gram-positive Paenibacillus macerans bacteria, which were cultured on mannitol, egg yolk, polymyxin agar (MEP) medium, for a 48 hour time period, at a temperature of 37°C.
Closely related to members of the genus, Bacillus, Paenibacillus macerans was formerly known as Bacillus macerans, and Bacillus acetoethylicum. P. macerans is found to be abundant in soil and decaying vegetative materials. This bacterium has been found to only rarely be a human pathogen, but is used in the agricultural realm in the process used to process flax, known as retting, whereupon, flax fibers important to the creation of linen are separated from the rest of the stalk within which they are formed.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Todd Parker, Ph.D., Assoc Director for Laboratory Science, Div of Preparedness and Emerging Infections at CDC
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Todd Parker, Ph.D., Assoc Director for Laboratory Science, Div of Preparedness and Emerging Infections at CDC
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