Babes-Ernst granules

Babes-Ernst granules
Metachromatic intracellular deposits of polyphosphate found in Corynebacterium diphtheriae when the bacteria are grown on suboptimal media. Stain reddish with methylene blue or toluidine blue.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Babes-Ernst granule — Ba·bes Ernst granule bäb .esh ərn(t)st n a metachromatic granule in protoplasm called also Babes Ernst body Babès Victor (1854 1926) Romanian bacteriologist. In 1888 Babès made two important discoveries. With the German pathologist Paul Ernst he… …   Medical dictionary

  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae — Gram stained Corynebacterium diphtheriae culture Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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