Flashcards in MOD 9 - Intro to Microbiology Deck (15):
what is prions
what disease is caused by prions
what are the cell wall of fungi made of
what type of cells are fungus?
they are all eukaryotic
what is thrush
what is thrush caused by
what is protists
what type of cells are bacteria
prokaryotes - lack nucleus
what are some common shapes for bacteria?
round (cocci), rod (bacilli), spiral
what is the main component of the cell wall of bacteria
what are some important component for a bacteria
peptiglycan cell wall, flagella, pili (exchange generic material), fimbriae (hair-like structure, aid adherson onto particular surface), capsule (extra outer layer to protect them)
which bacteria can live on the surface of plastic
'coagulase-ve' staphyococci can live on skin and some strain can produce a slime which stick to plastic (medical devices)
what structure can help bacteria resistant extremely hazardous environment?
what is fomites
it is inanimate objects eg papers which can spread infections