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Monthly Archives: December 2013

20 Dec

In the previous post we discussed the unique properties of endospores.  These unique properties mean that they are not easily penetrated by stains.  If endospore containing cells are stained by crystal violet, the spores appear as unstained areas in the … Continue reading

06 Dec

When bacteria belonging to the genus Bacillus or Clostridium run out of essential nutrients, they produce endospores.  Endospores allow the bacteria to survive extreme conditions that are not optimal for growth.  If conditions become favorable, the endospore can go through … Continue reading