Prepared microscope slide: Actinobacteria : Mycobacterium leprae wm
Synonym: Hansenís coccus spirally. M. leprae is a bacterium that causes leprosy (Hansen's disease).
Kingdom: Bacteria / Phylum: Actinobacteria / Class: Actinobacteria / Order: Actinomycetales / Suborder: Corynebacterineae / Family: Mycobacteriaceae / Genus: Mycobacterium / Species: M. leprae
Forensics Lab Supply Number 3862402.
The main view is of Mycobacterium leprae whole mount at 400x. Two additional views are presented also at 400x. .
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From the quality of the work and the general appearance, it is estimated to have been prepared prior to 1920 by an unknown individual in a university or medical school setting. However, the images represented here are insufficiently similar to the usual representation of the subject. A higher magnification or other techniques, such as darkfield or epi illumination, may be needed to bring the images out with clarity.
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This slide is placed here primarily so that everyone with an interest would be able to view it as though viewing through a microscope.
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Tags: whole mount = w.m. = w. m.; Prepared microscope slide; Prepared slide
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