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Under a magnification of 400X, this is a photomicrograph revealed the presence of Gram-positive, Mycobacterium fortuitum bacteria, which had been harvested from an isolate, grown on a growth medium of tap water agar. The morphology of M. fortuitum resembles that of a Nocardia spp., except its branches are noticeably shorter, and there are no aerial mycelia are present. This species has been found in natural and processed water sources, as well as in sewage and dirt.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. David Berd
Creation Date: 1972
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