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Any of the various glycoproteins resembling the mucins, and found in connective tissues, cysts, etc.


Of or pertaining to or resembling mucus; mucoidal.



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Need URGENT help identifying unkown bacteria!

... identify an unknown bacteria. We inoculated 3 plates a Nutritional Agar plate, Blood Agar, and endo Agar. The morphology was convex, more circular(mucoid on the blood agar), even margins, and a whitish/clear color. In the nutrient broth, in a test tube, there was sediment, turbidity, the color ...

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by graymonkey44
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Need URGENT help identifying unkown bacteria!
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Views: 6266


... you!!!! 1) Blood agar: greenish-brownish, flat, beta haemolytic, colony edge become dry after 24hr but the middle of the colony is still mucoid. gram stain: gram positive, short rod catalase +ve, oxidase -ve, indole -ve, urease -ve, motility -ve. tsi: A/A, no H2S and gas. 2) Blood agar: ...

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by vivian87
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Microbiology
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Views: 2511

HELP! Identification of unknown gram-positive bacterium!?

... Methyl red (-) Voges-proskauer (-) Litmus milk- Alkaline (Incubated 5 days) Starch (-) Nutrient agar plate- Circular, flat, entire, amorphious, mucoid Oxidase (-) Casein hydrolysis (-) Nitrate (-) Tryptone broth (-) Spirit blue agar plate (-) DNase (-) May or may not be positive for spore formation. ...

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by MGremillion
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP! Identification of unknown gram-positive bacterium!?
Replies: 3
Views: 6476

Bio Application Problem

... my answers - expect more of these from me :P Q.) Several Patogenic Bacteria (e.g., Baccilus anthracis, the cause of anthrax) produce an outermost mucoid layer called a capsule. Capsules may be composed of polysaccharide or protein. What effect do you think this coat would have on a bacteriums ...

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by andrew2322
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bio Application Problem
Replies: 0
Views: 2264

The Fiber Disease

... large, smooth, with flat edges and an elevated appearance. Another type, frequently obtained from respiratory and urinary tract secretions, has a mucoid appearance, which is attributed to the production of alginate slime. The smooth and mucoid colonies are presumed to play a role in colonization ...

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by Skytroll
Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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