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1

What makes miscellaneous bacteria different from Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria?

They are not made visible using the Gram staining technique

2

How are miscellaneous bacteria identified in the lab?

Using ZN (Ziehl-Neelsen) stain
Further long-term culturing required to identify species

3

What are the three main classes of miscellaneous bacteria?

Mycobacteria (tuberculosis/leprae)
Spirochaetes
Chlamydia (trachomatis/pneumoniae/psitacci)

4

What are the three main species of spirochaetes?

Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)
Leptospira interrogans (Leptospirosis, leads to Weil's disease)
Treponema pallidum (Syphilis)

5

Distinguish between the three different chlamydia species

Trachomatis = classic symptoms
Pneumoniae = respiratory infection
Psittaci = respiratory infection from bird contact