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Study on the micromorphology of Mycobacterium leprae.

Abstract

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.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Burchard G D
Bierther M
Year of Publication
1985
Journal
Archives of dermatological research
Volume
277
Issue
3
Number of Pages
220-4
Date Published
1985
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0340-3696
DOI
10.1007/bf00404320
Alternate Journal
Arch. Dermatol. Res.
Publication Language
eng

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