Bacteria

Clostridium Tetani: An In-Depth Guide

Clostridium tetani is the organism that leads to the tetanus disease. Clostridia are anaerobic organisms that have over 209 different species and five subspecies. Although widespread vaccination campaigns have decreased the public health risk, tetanus is a potentially life-threatening disease. As a result, it is critical to recognize the typical clinical presentation, as well as …

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Gram Positive Bacteria – Classification And Characteristics

Bacteriology describes gram positive bacteria as bacteria that has a positive result when exposed to a gram stain test. These tests are traditionally done so that the bacteria can be quickly classified into two umbrella groups – gram positive and gram negative.  Depending on which group the bacteria falls into, each bacteria will have a …

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Everything You Need To Know About Gram-Negative Bacteria

This article will be looking into Gram-negative bacteria, what they are, and how you can identify them. We will explain what Gram-negative bacteria are and how they differ from Gram-positive bacteria, and how you can discover them through the Gram staining process. What Is Gram Staining? Gram staining was first developed in the year 1884 …

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Treponema Pallidum: An In-Depth Guide

Treponema pallidum is a microaerophilic bacterium of the spirochetal order and a subspecies of the genus Treponema. Treponema pallidum has a thick phospholipid membrane and a slow rate of metabolism, taking about thirty hours to multiply; despite this, Treponema pallidum is a difficult-to-eradicate pathogen that causes the sexually transmitted disease known as syphilis. What Is …

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