|Title||Study on the micromorphology of Mycobacterium leprae.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Burchard GD, Bierther M|
|Abbrev. Journal||Arch. Dermatol. Res.|
|Journal||Archives of dermatological research|
|Year of Publication||1985|
|Keywords||Cell Nucleus, Cytoplasm, Histological Techniques, Humans, Leprosy, Macrophages, Mycobacterium leprae, Nuclear Envelope|
The micromorphology of Mycobacterium leprae is described. After fixation with osmium tetroxide supplemented with calcium ions, the cell wall was seen to be composed of three layers; the cytoplasmic membrane exhibited the architecture of an elementary membrane. The mesosomes were best visualized after fixation with glutaraldehyde; they were sometimes in contact with the nuclear equivalent. Only one sort of phosphate body was found. The nucleoid was best visualized after fixation with osmium tetroxide.