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