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A sputum sample from a patient presenting with symptoms of pneumonia was smeared and stained with carbol fuchsin, and decolorized with acid alcohol. The secondary stain was methylene blue. The sample showed bright pink rods in the blue mucus. Name the genus of organism that might be present. What stain was performed? Does this cell have a Gram positive or Gram negative cell wall? (3 points)
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