Stat 47

1996 Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) Convention

This plate consists of two darkfield light micrographs showing living Acetobacter cells at the initiation of cellulose ribbon synthesis (top) and after about 20 minutes (bottom) when the ribbons have elongated to produce an entangle web of non-woven cellulose with entrapped bacteria. If you would like to see a time-lapse movie of Acetobacter synthesizing cellulose, go to MOVIES

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