endospore


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endospore

[′en·də‚spȯr]
(biology)
An asexual spore formed within a cell.
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1) As the spher ules mature, they produce and fill with hundreds to thousands of endospores (Figure 2).
The unusual resistance of the resting endospores to chemical and physical agents, the developmental cycle of endospore formation, their morphology, and the production of their own antibiotics provides these bacteria with a survival advantage.
Additionally, none of the isolates possessed capsules or endospores.
Gram staining and endospore staining of the isolate DM15 showed the purple and red colour respectively without the green spot in later, indicating the gram positive non spore forming bacteria (Table 1).
Isolates/Tests Iso 1 Iso 2 Iso 3 Gram stain - ve + ve + ve Shape Short Rod Short Short Rod Rod Endospore - + + Motility + + + Oxidase + + + Catalase + + + Urease + + + Indole - - - MR--VP - - - Citrate + + + Utilization TSI Butt A K K Slant K K K [H.
cereus isolate was collected from each positive sample and all were confirmed using motility test, endospore formation and biochemical tests with API-50 CHB kit.
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Centrifugation at a force of only 3,000 x g reduced endospore numbers in skim milk and whole milk by more than 60%.
This bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, is an endospore-forming rod, and it is these endospores that have the potential for causing anthrax infections in humans.
42) Another advantage is that it is an endospore and thus highly resistant to humidity, pressure, or temperature.
Mature spores have a dense exospore coat, a pale endospore, and single rows of 8-11 polar tubule coils (Figure 2, panels B, C).
The morphological characteristics were identified by culturing the isolate on LB agar plates and studying the shape, size, color, opacity, texture, elevation, spreading nature and margin of the colonies, followed by gram's staining, aerobic test, motility test and endospore staining.