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These Rascals May Microscopically Lack Color
Which don't stain well?
- Legionella pnewnophila
Why does Treponema not stain well?
(too thin to be visualized)
Why does Rickettsia not stain well?
Why does Mycobacteria not stain well?
- high lipid content in cell wall
- detected by carbolfuchsin i n acid-fast stain
Why does Mycoplasma not stain well?
( no cell wall)
Why does Legionella pneumophila not stain well?
Why does Chlamydia not stain well?
- intracellular parasite ; lacks
- muramic acid in cell wall)
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