Ultrastructure of a spiral micro-organism from pig gastric mucosa ("Gastrospirillum suis").

  title={Ultrastructure of a spiral micro-organism from pig gastric mucosa ("Gastrospirillum suis").},
  author={Edilberto Nogueira Mendes and D. M. M. Queiroz and Gifone Aguiar Rocha and S{\'i}lvia Beleza de Moura and Virg{\'i}nia Hora Rios Leite and Mar{\'i}a Eugenia Fonseca},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={33 1},
The ultrastructural features of a helical-shaped bacterium occurring in the stomach of pigs, within the mucus on the mucosal surface of antral pits, were examined. The bacterial cell had three to eight spiral turns, flattened and truncated ends and was approximately 4.0 microns long and 0.6 microns wide. In some sections, up to six flagella, about 22 nm in diameter, were seen arising from each pole. The cytoplasm contained sparse, irregular granules, numerous ribosomes and large single-layered… CONTINUE READING
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