Ultrastructural Comparison of Bacteroides heparinolyticus and Bacteroides buccae

  • E. Kerosuo
  • M. Haapasalo
  • K. Lounatmaa
  • H. Ranta

Abstract

Bacteroides buccae is among the few human oral species reported with an S-layer (Kornman and Holt 1981). The periodic arrangement of the lattice has been reported to be hexagonal (Ranta et al. 1983, Haapasalo et al. 1985, Sjögren et al. 1985).

Keywords

Platinum Hexagonal Glutaraldehyde Prefix Periodontitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Kerosuo
    • 1
  • M. Haapasalo
    • 1
  • K. Lounatmaa
    • 2
    • 3
  • H. Ranta
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of CariologyUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of Electron MicroscopyUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Department of General MicrobiologyUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.National Public Health InstituteHelsinki 28Finland

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