Techniques for controlling variability in gram staining of obligate anaerobes.

  title={Techniques for controlling variability in gram staining of obligate anaerobes.},
  author={Mara J. Johnson and Elaine Thatcher and Mary E Cox},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={33 3},
Identification of anaerobes recovered from clinical samples is complicated by the fact that certain gram-positive anaerobes routinely stain gram negative; Peptostreptococcus asaccharolyticus, Eubacterium plautii, Clostridium ramosum, Clostridium symbiosum, and Clostridium clostridiiforme are among the nonconformists with regard to conventional Gram-staining procedures. Accurate Gram staining of American Type Culture Collection strains of these anaerobic bacteria is possible by implementing… CONTINUE READING
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