The Genesis of Coccal Forms of Helicobacter pylori

  • D. M. Jones
  • A. Curry

Abstract

In prolonged culture the morphology of Helicobacter pylori [2] alters from “the normal” helical form to a spherical cell via U- and V-shaped forms. This morphological transformation may be the result of less than optimal cultural conditions, a reaction to waste products, or it may be a natural phenomenon. This paper describes the formation of these atypical forms with an explanation of the mechanism of their genesis.

Keywords

Agar Citrate Hunt Glutaraldehyde Uranyl 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Jones
    • 1
  • A. Curry
    • 1
  1. 1.Public Health LaboratoryWithington HospitalManchesterUK

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