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1. What are the three genera of G Pos rods

Unique characteristics of each
1. Bacillus (antracis and cereus), Corynebacterium (diptheria), Listeria (monocytogenes)

spore-forming,large boxy rods;
narrow thin rod, Chinese letters;
grows in refrigerator, tumbling motility.
2. Two examples of Bacillus

Source of bacteria

Classic sign of ant and cer
Bacillus anthracis- anthrax
cereus- food poisoning, eye infections. Meaty Diarrhea and Starchy Vomiting

Ubiquitous, found in soil

3. Black eschar and food poisoning
3. Virulence Factor for B. Cerus
(two toxins)

Transmission of Corynebacterium diptheriae
a. Heat-labile toxin- causes diarrhea by increasing cAMP levels in gut
b. Heat-stable toxin- causes vomiting

respiratory droplets; person to person.
transmission facilitated by crowding,
4. Maifestations of Diptheria

virulence factor of Toxin?
Pseudomembrane, Bullneck appearance. disease is elab of toxin

A and B Toxin. B binds and A does damage by shortening elong Portein
5. What does Cutaneous Diphtheria look like

Listeria is found in two populations?
Non healing sore

Neonates and immune comp. adults.
6. Transmission of Listeria?

Methods of Person to person trans?

most common cause of this disease
Feces of animals

Congenital and labor and delivery.
congenital still birth

meningitis in adults
(similar tp GBS -in sepsis and menigitis)
7. Where does bacillus cause diesease?
In Herbivores
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