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Francisella tularensis — Gram Stain

  • Tiny, pleomorphic, poorly staining gram-negative coccobacillus (0.2 to 0.5 by 0.7 to 1.0 microns). In clinical specimens, these forms can be found intracellularly.
  • Seen mostly as single cells.
  • Bipolar staining is not a distinctive feature.

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