Borrelia Spirochete Morphology in Peripheral Blood part 3

Extended Results of the Experiment

Although the experiment aimed to study samples for 5 days, a few slides were examined much later and as expected most had become unusable. However, after 10 days a sample slide from Kit 2 was found to have some interesting spirochete-like agents which were easily observed. In several panels there appear to be encysted (curled-up) spirochetes:

After 36 days a sample slide from Kit 1 was examined and several typical waveform spirochetes had grown in the sample as shown:

Additional Videos Relevant to the Experiment

Other videos of interest are also provided as supplementary data. Video 21 shows a culture slide as used in Kit 2 with a drop of sodium chlorite (NaClo2) added after some spirochetes had grown. The presence of the toxin gradually resulted in spirochetes losing their flexibility eventually making them appear rigid. Video 22 is from venous blood with EDTA (lavender-top collection tube) provided by one donor participating in the experiment. Vigorous and very flexible spirochetes can be seen in this video shown at normal speed.

Click on a number to view the video hosted on Youtube:

21 22

Next: Supporting Evidence

Navigate this article:
Borrelia Spirochete Morphology Introduction
Borrelia Spirochete Morphology Results
Borrelia Spirochete Morphology Extended Results
Borrelia Spirochete Morphology Supporting Evidence
Borrelia Spirochete Morphology Fluorescent Antibody Experiment
Borrelia Spirochete Morphology Discussion, Limitations, Conclusion and Acknowledgments
Borrelia Spirochete Morphology References

Return to Microscopy Navigation