Microbiology

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ncrook
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Microbiology
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2013-05-19 00:33:13
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Bioterrorism Agents
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Bioterrorism Agents
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  1. Name the common bioterrorism species used
    • Bacillus anthracis
    • Brucella species
    • Burkholderia mallei
    • Burkholderia pseudomallei
    • Francisella tularensis
    • Yersinia pestis
  2. What condition does Bacillus anthracis cause?
    Anthrax
  3. What condition does Brucella species cause?
    Brucellosis
  4. What condition does Burkholderia mallei cause?
    Glanders
  5. What condition does Burkholderia pseudomallei cause?
    Melioidosis
  6. What condition does Francisella tularensis cause?
    Tularemia
  7. What condition does Yersinia pestis cause?
    The Plague
  8. What species has the following characteristics:
    Large, Gram Positive spore forming bacilli
    Ground glass appearance with irregular edges on agar
    Non-hemolytic
    Non-motile
    Sticky, adheres to agar surface
    Catalase positive
    Bacillus anthracis
  9. What species has the following characteristics:
    Faintly staining, tiny GNCB
    Non-pigmented small gray colonies
    Slow growing (48-72 hours)
    Catalase positive
    Oxidase positive
    Nitrate positive
    Urea positive
    X and V Factors NOT required
    Brucella species
  10. What species has the following characteristics:
    Faintly staining, Gram Negative bacilli or slightly curved coccobacilli
    Pinpoint to small gray colonies at 24 hours
    Slow growing
    Catalase positive
    Oxidase variable
    Indole negative
    Non-motile
    Burkholderia mallei
  11. What species has the following characteristics:
    GNB
    Smooth, creamy white colonies that may become wrinkled
    Poor growth at 24 hours
    Good growth at 48 hours
    Catalase positive
    Oxidase positive
    Indole negative
    Motile
    Burkholderia pseudomallei
  12. What species has the following characteristics:
    Faintly staining, tiny GNCB
    Small gray to grayish white colonies
    Slow growing (greater than 48 hours)
    Catalase positive (weak)
    Oxidase negative
    Urea negative
    Nitrate negative
    X and V factors NOT required
    Fransicella tularensis
  13. What species has the following characteristics:
    GNB, may exhibit bipolar, "safety pin" appearance
    Gray/white opaque pinpoint colonies
    Slow growing at 35 degrees Celsius
    Catalase positive
    Indole negative
    Lactose negative
    Oxidase negative
    Urea negative
    Yersinia pestis

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