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spore forming

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Spirochaetes are motile bacteria. They have very fine flagella attached to the cell surface, and the rotating action of these propel spirochaetes through the medium. Spirochaetes have a spiral body and twist through the medium. This cell is from the termite Incisitermes. The bubble at one end is the start of spore formation. Phase contrast.

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David Patterson, Lorraine Olendzenski and Linda Amaral Zettler
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