Aerobic Gram Positive Bacilli

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  1. What are three items that can be used to classify aerobic gram positive bacilli?
    • Non-spore formers
    • Spore formers
    • Aerobic Actinomycetes
  2. Dormant Stage of bacterium formed during harsh environmental conditions.
  3. What are endospore resistant to?
    • Heat
    • Drying
    • Chemicals
  4. What are 3 non-spore forming gram positive bacilli?
    • Cornyebacterium
    • Listeria Monocytogenes
    • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
  5. What are 2 general characteristics of corynebacterium?
    • NF of human/animal mucous membranes
    • Environmental bacteria
    • Difficult to classify and speciate
    • Considered to be "contaminants"
  6. Catalase positive
    Most are non-hemolytic
    Ferment carbohydrates
    Aerobes, facultative anaerobes
    Corynebacterium aka 'diptheroids' or 'coryneforms'
  7. Major pathogen
    Causes diptheria
    Human is the only known host
    transmission is caused through aerosol droplets, hand to mouth, direct contact with cutaneous infections
    C. Diphtheria
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Aerobic Gram Positive Bacilli
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