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Ultrastructure of a Bacillus sp. strain KL8 isolated from indoor dust.

Authors
  • Kari, M
  • Rönkkö, R
  • Valtonen, A
  • Piiparinen, H
  • Kukkonen, M
  • Pöyry, T
  • Nohynek, L
  • Nurmiaho-Lassila, E L
  • Lounatmaa, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of basic microbiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Volume
30
Issue
2
Pages
99–104
Identifiers
PMID: 1693679
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A motile Gram-positive bacterial strain (KL8) was isolated from indoor dust. It was identified by API-test50 CHB as a species of Bacillus. This Bacillus sp. strain KL8 was described using different electron microscopic techniques: negative staining, thin sectioning, metal shadowing and freeze-etching. An additional surface layer (S-layer) was the outermost layer of the cell wall of this flagellated bacterium. The hexagonally arranged protein lattice covering the cells had a lattice constant about 9-10 nm, which falls in the same range as that of Bacillus anthracis.

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