five kingdom taxonomy
three domains based on rRNA sequences
germ theory of Disease
sequenced experimental steps for directly relating a specific microbe to a specific disease
Discovered the presence of viruses
Reduced childbed fever
Introduced aseptic techniques in surgery (listerine)
Began the field of Immunology (smallbox)
Began the science of Chemotherapy (first to use arsenic)
Discovered the first antibiotic (penicillin)
what are 3 characteristics of Chlamydias?
obiligate intracellular parasites, cause sexually transmitted disease, gram negative coccoid bacteria
pelvic inflammatory disease
is an outcome of a chlamydia infection in females
the reticulate body seen in Chlamydia infections
is the large actively dividing non-infectious form
what is the difference between elementary body and reticulate body in chlamydia?
elementary body is the infectious form and reticulate body is the large activily dividing non infectious form.
mycoplasma pneumonia is a respiratory infection that is
called walking pneumonia in young adults
what are 3 characteristics of the genus Mycoplasma
lack cell walls, pleomorphic, colonize membranes of the respiratory tract.