Flashcards in An introduction to Bacteria Deck (18)
Gram positive stain
Gram negative stain
Fimbriae are for
Adhesion and attachment
What is the function of the capsule?
Defence mechanism as is slimy and prevents the bacteria from being phagocytosed
Flagellum are for
Gram positive have a thick or thin peptidoglycan layer?
Penicillin binding proteins
Associated with enzymes that synthesise peptidoglycan
Strength and structure
Carbohydrate cross linked to amino acids
Also know an endotoxin
Elicit immune response due to the presence of O antigen
Only found in gram negative
Spores - Gram positive or negative?
Gram positive only when nutrients are in low supply
A virus which eats bacteria by injecting their DNA which becomes incorporated into the bacterial genome and multiplies to eventually lyse the cell
First part of bacteria name is
Second part of bacteria name is
Do species have similar characteristics?