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           Bacillus anthracis, methylene blue stain

    Bacillus anthracis, methylene blue stain of tissue smear, high power. Note the intense red stain of the large capsule of this organism and the large number of bacteria. Demonstration of the capsule distinguishes this from postmortem contamination by a Clostridium.

    Courtesy of the Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph.

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