Answer to Question #179926 in Microbiology for Min

Question #179926

What will be the microscopic appearance of Mycobacterium after gram staining? Explain why.


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2021-04-12T08:16:13-0400

Mycobacterium is a TB bacterium. This name, meaning 'fungus-bacteria' refers to shape of the bacillus when it grows in a laboratory: when seen through a microscope it forms heaps of small rods with protective layers around them, and thus looks like a fungus.


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