<microbiology> Bacteria that retain the stain or that are resistant to decolourisation by alcohol during Gram's method of staining.
This is a primary characteristic of bacteria whose cell wall is composed of a thick layer of peptidologlycan containing teichoic and lipoteichoic acid complexed to the peptidoglycan.
(06 Oct 1997)
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gram-positive asporogenous rods
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