Acid Fast organisms not Always Mycobacterium species

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Nowaday,when we hear of acid fast organism,we primarily think of Mycobacterium species such as tuberculosis,leprae etc.           Acid-fast organisms such as members of the genus Mycobacterium are  differentiated and identify using an acid fast stain such as Ziehl Neelsen stain Acid-fastness  refers…

Gram Staining procedure and Interpretation

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Gram Staining This is a technique used for the differentiation of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and is usually almost  the first test performed for the identification of bacteria. The Gram staining method, was named after the Danish bacteriologist who originally devised it in 1882 (published 1884), Hans Christian Gram…

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