Characterization of Flagella Produced by Clinical Strains of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Doroti de Oliveira-Garcia*†, Monique Dall'Agnol‡, Mónica Rosales‡, Ana C.G.S. Azzuz§, Marina B. Martinez†§, and Jorge A. Girón‡
Author affiliations: *Laboratório Clínico do Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia, São Paulo, Brazil; †Departamento de Microbiologia do Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; ‡Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, México; §Departamento de Análises Clínicas da Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil;
Figure 1. Electron micrographs showing expression of flagella by SMDP92. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strains can have one (A) to several flagella (B,C). The flagella on these bacteria show a polar disposition. Bars, 0.5 µm
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