|Term what bacteria is a genus of high G + C Gram positive bacteria?||Definition mycobacterium|
|Term Streptococcus agalactiae is associated with which of the following disease?||Definition neonatal bactermia, neonatal meningitis, and neonatal pneumonia|
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Which of the following streptococci is associated with dental caries?
The bacteria most responsible for dental cavities are the mutans streptococci, most prominently Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus, and lactobacilli. If left untreated, the disease can lead to pain, tooth loss, and infection. Today, caries remain one of the most common diseases throughout the world.
What is one virulence factor that differentiates Staphylococcus aureus from Staphylococcus epidermidis?
What is one virulence factor that differentiates Staphylococcus aureus from other species of staphylococci? Over 90% of Staphylococcus aureus isolates are penicillin-resistant.
Which of the following bacteria can cause pharyngitis?
Pharyngitis is the medical term for a sore throat. Causes of pharyngitis include viral infections, such as common colds, and bacterial infections, such as group A Streptococcus.
Other bacterial infections that can cause pharyngitis include:
- group C and G Streptococcus.
- mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Are all streptococci Gram positive?
Streptococci are Gram-positive, nonmotile, nonsporeforming, catalase-negative cocci that occur in pairs or chains. Older cultures may lose their Gram-positive character. Most streptococci are facultative anaerobes, and some are obligate (strict) anaerobes.