ID#: 19259
This photomicrograph of a Leifson flagella-stained specimen, revealed the presence of a number of flagellated, Bacillus subtilis bacteria. The use of a special flagellar staining process enabled visualization of the organisms’ peritrichous flagellae, which are invisible, when processed using Gram-stain technique, and observed under a light microscope. B. subtilis is a Gram-positive, endospore-forming bacterium that is present throughout the environment, including the gastrointestinal tract of ruminants and humans.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. W.A. Clark
Creation Date: 1977
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