Flashcards in Miscellaneous bacteria Deck (5)
What makes miscellaneous bacteria different from Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria?
They are not made visible using the Gram staining technique
How are miscellaneous bacteria identified in the lab?
Using ZN (Ziehl-Neelsen) stain
Further long-term culturing required to identify species
What are the three main classes of miscellaneous bacteria?
What are the three main species of spirochaetes?
Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)
Leptospira interrogans (Leptospirosis, leads to Weil's disease)
Treponema pallidum (Syphilis)