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Fatal Flu Case Study Gardner Yost November 23, 2008 Microbiology 1. The infection could be caused by a host of different organisms including: bacteria, viruses and fungi. Potential bacteria agents include Pseudomonas, Stapholococcus, streptococcus, moraxella, legionella, and Haemophilus. 2. A. The bacteria, and perhaps some of the large fungi could be seen in a gram stain, however no useful information regarding a fungal cell envelope can be determined from a gram stain. However, any viruses in a gram stain would be invisible due to their size since gram stains primarily reach no higher resolutions than 1000x. B. The typical bacterial cell is between 1-5 micrometers in length and/or diameter. The cells in these patients microscopies are much larger, aroung 10 micrometers, indicating that it is unlike these cells are bacteria. 3. When antibodies are tagged with florescence, they are sure to indentify only a specific cell, because the Fab bonding site will be unique to the antigen present on that cell.
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