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Johne's bacillus

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noun Joh·ne's bacillus \ˈyō-ˌnēz-, -nəz-\

Medical Definition of Johne's bacillus

  1. :  a bacillus of the genus Mycobacterium (M. paratuberculosis) that causes Johne's disease

Biographical Note for johne's bacillus

Johne

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Heinrich Albert

(1839–1910), German bacteriologist. Johne developed a method for staining bacterial capsules in 1894. He discovered Johne's bacillus in 1895.


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