Plotz bacillusUncertain; a gram-positive bacterium that was thought to cause typhus or typhoid fever. Typhus is caused by Rickettsia spp; typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella typhi, a gram-negative bacterium.
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Plotz,Harry, U.S. physician, 1890-1947.
Plotz bacillus - a small, gram-positive bacterium suggested as the pathogenic agent of typhus fever.
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