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A survey of the surface structure of spores of the genus Bacillus

  • J. G. Franklin
  • D. E. Bradley


Preliminary studies (1, 2) of the spores of species of the genus Bacillus using carbon replicas revealed a diversity of surface patterns. It was suggested that these structures might be of value in the classification of members of this group and, accordingly, a full examination of the genus has been carried out.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Franklin
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. E. Bradley
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for Research in DairyingUniversity of ReadingBerkshireEngland
  2. 2.Research LaboratoryAssociated Electrical Industries Limited, Aldermaston CourtAldermaston, BerkshireEngland

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