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(Science: microbiology) An organism of the genus Mycobacterium.

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Bacterial Taxonomy

... to their Gram reaction. Actinobacteria may form filamentous structures that may have reproductive spores. A unique feature is the mycolic acid of Mycobacterium and Nocardia , which gives resistance to dessication, but also makes colony growth significantly slower . These stain as acid-fast cells. ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... from? It goes on We have shown that the tet genes are found in the producing Streptomyces spp. and the otr genes are found in the nonproducing Mycobacterium spp. (Table ​(Table5).5). Eighteen of the tet genes and one of the otr genes code for efflux pumps, and seven of the tet genes and one ...

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by scottie
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... citric acid is a subtype of E. coli bacterias (specie) E. coli which survives in citric acid is a mutant form of the same E. coli specie. because Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistent to antibiotics is also a mutant form of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis but didn't change of specie. and people ...

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by christianstrategies
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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Identifying Bacteria

... shape.. Here are the rest of the choices. Bacillus cereus, Bacillius megaterum, bacillus subtilis, clostridium bejerincki,clostridium sporogenes, mycobacterium phlei (I think this is it), mycobacterium smegmatis. Please help me. Thank you very much.

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by sasha25
Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Identifying Bacteria
Replies: 1
Views: 1541

Which stain is frequently used to identify Mycobacterium?

Mycobacterium is acid-fast because of the high concentration of mycolic acids (fatty acids) in the cell wall. They will appear to be red.

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by aptitude
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Which stain is frequently used to identify Mycobacterium?
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