Question on unknown organism
SARAHANDERSON at OPERAMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 1 09:28:26 EST 2003
I have to id an unkown organism. I have verified that it is a Gram
I did a spore stain and it was negative. However, when I looked at the
organism under a scope after the spore stain, it looked like
My questions are: could there be a diplobacillus that looks like
diplococcus? Any explanation for this?
Or do I probably have contamination?
My unknowns could possibly be Mycobacterium smegmatis or
Corynebacterium species based on the spore results- I will do an acid
fast test next week to determine this...but in the meantime, I'm
puzzled by the spore test...
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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