Category: Microbiology

Herpes Viruses: Chickenpox

Herpes Viruses: Chickenpox

Herpes viruses have the ability to establish lifelong persistent infections in their hosts and to undergo periodic reactivation. Their frequent reactivation in immunosupressed patients causes serious health complications. Chickenpox is...

Chlamydia Trachomatis

Chlamydia Trachomatis

Human beings are natural hosts for chlamydia trachomatis virus. It inhabits the eyes, vagina,cervix, penis, urethra and anus. It is transmitted by contact with fomites such as towels; through hand-and-mouth...

Treponema Pallidium

Treponema Pallidium

Treponema Pallidium is also known as Pale bacillus or Corkscrew bacillus. It is a spirochete that lives in mucus membranes of the throat, tongue, lips, breast, skin, blood and most...

Neisseria Gonorrhea

Neisseria Gonorrhea

Neisseria Gonorrhea Features Gram (-), kidney or coffee-bean shaped intracellular diplococci Usually killed when outside the human body Inhabits the eyes and genitor-urinary tract of both males and females Transmitted...

Candida Albicans

Candida Albicans

Candida Albicans is another form of an opportunistic fungi, along with Aspergillus fumigates. It is the most pathogenic among the other four Candida species.  C. Albicans causes Candidiasis . 1....

Salmonella Typhosa

Salmonella Typhosa

Salmonella typhosa Common Name: Typhus abdominalis General Characteristics gram negative, non sporeforming rods with variable length motile with peritrichous flagella grow readily on simple media containing glucose and ammonium salts...

Corynbacterium Diptheriae

Corynbacterium Diptheriae

DESCRIPTION A Gram (+), aerobic, nonsporeforming, club-shaped pleomorphic rods in palisade or Chinese letter character formation. Nonmotile, facultatively anaerobic, catalase (+), and ferment carbohydrates Inhabits the skin, URT, GIT, and...

Clostridium Perfringens

Clostridium Perfringens

CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS DESCRIPTION Large, rectangular, non-motile, sporeforming, gram (+), capsulated, arranged singly or in pairs Grows well in cooked meat and milk media under anaerobic conditions Ferments glucose, fructose, and...

Clostridium Tetani

Clostridium Tetani

Clostridium Tetani DESCRIPTION Large, gram (+), obligate anaerobic, motile bacilli with terminally located spore Have peritrichous flagella; maybe in chains or arrange singly Grow best in plain liquid or semi-solid...