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Gram Stain: Gram-Variable Rods and Cocci
Resource Type: Visual: Atlas
Publication Date: 9/30/2005
Figure 1

Bacillus cereus (Enlarged view)
Figure 2

Bacillus subtillis (Enlarged view)
Figure 3

Bacillus species (Enlarged view)
Figure 4

Lactobacillus species (Enlarged view)
Figure 5

Staphylococcus species (Enlarged view)
Figure 6

Staphylococcus sp. (Enlarged view)
Authors
Ann C. Smith
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
USA
Email: asmith@umd.edu
Marise A. Hussey
formerly of Waukesha County Technical College
Matthews, NC
USA
Email: mahussey@earthlink.net
FIG. 1. Gram variable, rod, Bacillus cereus. (Ann C. Smith, University of Maryland)

FIG. 2. Gram variable, rod, endospores visible as clear ovals in some cells, capsule material stains pink in the background. Bacillus subtilis. (Ann C. Smith, University of Maryland)

FIG. 3. Gram variable, rod, endospores visible as clear ovals in some cells, Bacillus sp. (Ann C. Smith, University of Maryland)

FIG. 4. Gram variable, rod, Lactobacillus sp. (Ann C. Smith, University of Maryland)

FIG. 5. Gram variable, cocci, Staphylococcus sp. (Ann C. Smith, University of Maryland)

FIG. 6: Gram variable, cocci, Staphylococcus sp. (Ann C. Smith, University of Maryland)

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REVIEWERS

This resource was peer-reviewed at ASM Conference for Undergraduate Education 2005 (ASMCUE, 2005).

Participating Reviewers:

Rebecca Buxton
University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Karen Carberry-Goh
Sacramento City College, Davis, Calif.

Mark Keen
North Carolina State University, Raliegh

Donald Lehman
University of Delaware, Newark

Jacqueline Peltier-Horn
Houston Baptist University, Houston, Tex.

Jeffrey Pommerville
Glendale Community College, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Mary Rees
Moorpark College, Calif.

Steven Roschke
Good Samaritan College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio

Jackie Reynolds
Richland College, Dallas, Tex.

Erica Suchman
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins

Dan Williams
Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nev.