Figure 15-7. Colonies of B anthracis on a blood agar plate.

Figure 15-7Colonies of B anthracis on a blood agar plate

Note the characteristic tackiness of colonies that allow them to be teased upright with a loop (foreground) and the characteristic tailing seen in the background (arrows). (Photograph kindly supplied by R.W. Charlton. From Turnbull PCB, Kramer JM, Melling J: Bacillus. p. 187. In Parker MT, Duerden BI (eds): Systematic Bacteriology. Topley and Wilson's Principles of Bacteriology, Virology and Immunity. Vol. 2. Edward Arnold, Sevenoaks, England, 1990, with permission.)

From: Chapter 15, Bacillus

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