What disease does the bacteria Brucella abortus cause and how?
By: Alison Bowler
Brucella abortus is the causative organism of the disease undulating fever or Brucellosis. This is a zoonotic infection with the bacterium caught from animal products. The bacterium is a gram-negative bacillus. The most common animal host of Brucella abortus is the cow. Unpasteurized milk was...
What disease does the bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae cause and how?
By: Mark Lin
The Campylobacter genus belongs to the gastrointestinal gram negative rod family of bacteria, and the most renowned species of bacteria under the family is Campylobacter jejuni, a well known cause of pseudoappendicitis, the mimicking of appendicitis without the actual inflammatory reactions taking place at the...
By: Barbara Guess
The main and most important difference for man is that most bacteria are beneficial to humans. Our bodies contain thousands of bacterial species that outnumber by 10 to 1 our human cells and these help in food digestion, to synthesize vitamins and help promote our...
What are the differences structurally between a plant and animal cell?
By: aggieteacher
Cells are the basic building blocks of life. They contain smaller parts, called organelles, which can be roughly compared to the organs of a body. These organelles serve varied purposes within the cell to maintain the health of the cell itself, as well as the...
By: Darian Peters
Ribonucleic Acid, RNA, is typically found as a single stranded chain of ribonucleotides and is found in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and can perform a variety of jobs in the cell. Certain types of RNA lead to the coding of a protein. Messenger RNA...
Fun facts about bacteria
By: Jacquie Schmall
Bacteria are competitive little beasties, and occupy every nook and cranny of earths biosphere, and beyond. In fact there are more than ten times the number of bacteria to cells in our body, and quantifying the number on earth would run into the trillions of...
What disease does the bacteria Brucella abortus cause and how?
By: Darian Peters
Brucella abortus is a particular species of the gram-negative bacterium Brucella that causes a disease called brucellosis in cattle. Brucellosis (which is also known as Malta fever) more generally can infect a variety of animals and these can act as vectors of transmission and can...
What disease does the bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae cause and how?
By: Alison Bowler
Chlamydophila pneumoniae, as the name suggests, usually causes a form of pneumonia. The organism used to be known as Chlamydia pneumoniae. It is a very small bacterium measuring between 0.2 to 1 micrometers. Like all members of the Chlamydiae, it is an obligate intracellular...
By: Wendy R.
Fungi are eukaryotic organisms(meaning that they have DNA which is enclosed in a nucleus) which have cell walls and can be either unicellular(one cell) or multicellular(many cells). There are over 100,000 species of organisms that fall under the realm of fungi. However, there...
What disease does the bacteria Campylobacter jejuni cause and how?
By: Triana Rathads
Campylobacter jejuni is a gram negative bacterium, which is long, thin, spiral, with one flagella at either end, making it highly motile. It is thermophilic, and microaerophilic (prefers less than 10% O2 and more than 5% CO2). This bacterium lives in the avian caecum in...

 

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