ORGANISM LIST SPRING 2010

ORGANISM LIST SPRING 2010 - COMMON, IMPORTANT BACTERIA TO...

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COMMON, IMPORTANT BACTERIA TO BE KNOWN THOROUGHLY SPRING 2010 After these organisms are presented in class, you must memorize their name, spelled correctly, and their cell shape and arrangement, spore forming or not, and Gram stain. Learn one disease caused by each, or another distinguishing characteristic if the species is not pathogenic. ORGANISM SHAPE GRAM DISEASE OR DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC Azotobacter vinelandii oval negative non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation Bacillus anthracis bacillus positive anthrax spore former Bordetella pertussis coccobacillus negative whooping cough, pertussis Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete negative Lyme disease Campylobacter jejuni rigid, curved negative gastroenteritis* rods Corynebacterium diphtheriae pleomorphic positive diphtheria rods Clostridium botulinum bacillus positive botulism spore former Cllostridium perfringens bacillus positive gangrene spore former Clostridium tetani bacillus positive tetanus spore former Escherichia coli bacillus negative usually non-pathogenic; (coliform) some enteropathogenic strains (e.g., O157: H7) Helicobacter pylori
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