Viridibacillus arvi - Gram-positive, rod prokaryote (bacterium)
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Caption: Viridibacillus arvi - Gram-positive, aerobic, spore forming, rod prokaryote (bacterium). Viridibacillus arvi (formerly known as Bacillus arvi) is a bacterial endospore forming bacillus (rod). Members of the genus Viridibacillus have the unique property of developing a green pigment, which is associated with sporulation. This image shows vegetative cells and terminally swollen sporulated cells. Unique chemotaxonomic characteristics including quinone and peptioglycan cross linking structure differentiate these bacteria. Magnification*: x4,000 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)