Exam 4 Material

This portion of the course gets a bit overwhelming, but I hope that the way I’ve presented the organisms through Chapters 19, 20, and 21 has served to give everyone a good survey of the diversity of microorganisms of significant medical relevance. Also, I have endeavored to reiterate concepts from earlier chapters as they arise here, for example regarding things like cell wall structure, endospores, exotoxins and endotoxins, and the response of the immune system to the presence of a pathogen. I wanted to give a listing of the organisms that we’ve covered in class for which we will be responsible for on Monday’s exam. For these organisms, you should know the major manifestations of disease, any significant aspects of the organism’s biology including significant virulence factors, and the treatments that might be used.

Chapter 19: Gram positive bacteria

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pyogenes, S. pneumoniae, S. mutans, Enterococcus faecalis
  • Bacillus anthracis
  • Clostridium difficile, C. botulinum, C. tetani
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Mycobacterium tuberulosis

Chapter 20: Gram negative bacteria

  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis
  • the Enterobacteriaceae
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Legionella pneumophila

Chapter 21: Other bacteria pathogens

  • Rickettsia rickettsia
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Treponema pallidum
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Helicobacter pylori

For those of you hoping for a weekend picture of a cat, you may be disappointed unless I can dig up something from the hard drive’s archives. I will be holding an online review session on Blackboard this weekend. I will again make it in the evening, as it seemed that the last one did not work out so well earlier in the day. I have family obligations on Sunday afternoon for an indefinite amount of time, so this one will be later on Sunday evening (November 21st) , from7:30 PM until 9:30 PM. Usual place, click “Review Session” and join the chat via Blackboard.

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My name is David Singleton, and I am an Associate Professor of Microbiology at York College of Pennsylvania. My main course is BIO230, a course taken by allied-health students at YCP. Views on this site are my own.

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