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Much's granules

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Also known as granules de Much, Much's bacillus. Gram positive, non acid-fest granules demonstrable in preparations of tuberculous material.

See also Spengler's fragments, under Carl Spengler, Swiss physician, 1860-1937


  • H. Much:
    Über die granuläre, nach Ziehl nicht färbbare Form des Tuberkulosevirus.
    Beiträge zum Klinik der Tuberkulose, 1907, 8: 86-99. 17: 1908, 8: 85.
  • H. C. Sweany:
    The filterability of the tubercle bacillus.
    American Review of Tuberculosis, Baltimore, 1928, 16: 53.
  • K. R. Porter, D. Yegian:
    Some artefacts encountered in stained preparations of tubercle bacilli. II. Much granules and beads. Journal of Bacteriology, Washington, 1945, 50: 563.
  • S. Mudd, L. V. Winterscheid, E. D. DeLamater, H. J. Henderson:
    Evidence suggesting that the granules of mycobacteria are mithochondria.
    Journal of Bacteriology, Washington, 1951, 62: 459.

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