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1

what is prions

infectious proteins

2

what disease is caused by prions

spongifrom encephalopathies

3

what are the cell wall of fungi made of

chitin

4

what type of cells are fungus?

they are all eukaryotic

5

what is thrush

female UTI

6

what is thrush caused by

Candida albicans

7

what is protists

unicellular eukaryotes

8

what type of cells are bacteria

prokaryotes - lack nucleus

9

what are some common shapes for bacteria?

round (cocci), rod (bacilli), spiral

10

what is the main component of the cell wall of bacteria

peptidoglycan

11

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)

12

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)

13

what structure can help bacteria resistant extremely hazardous environment?

endocpores

14

what is fomites

it is inanimate objects eg papers which can spread infections

15

what is virulence factors

it is traits which can be used to complete the cyle of infection