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Microbiology Exam One Study Guide

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Microbiology Exam One Study Guide What is a negative stain? -colors background, not bacteria -little shrinkage (no heat-fixing), can see cell size/shape 1) put india ink droplet @ one end of slide 2) use needle to transfer/mix bacteria into droplet 3) use another slide to spread ink across side 4) clean spreader slide & air-dry smeared slide 5) view under oil immersion What is a simple positive stain? -color bacteria, not background -heat-fixing makes bacteria adhere to slide, kills it, & bacteria absorbs stain better 1) use wax pencil to draw circle on bottom of slide 2) use loop to add distilled water w/ loop on top of slide 3) use needle to mix in bacteria 4) air-dry slide, then heat-fix 5) flood w/ methylene blue (1 min) 6) rinse, blot, view w/ oil immersion What is a Gram stain? -first step in identifying bacteria, using cell wall -Gram (+) bacteria = thick peptidoglycan (stain purple) -Gram (-) = thin pep. & outer membrane (stain pink) 1) start w/ simple positive smear, air-dried & heat-fixed 2) use crystal violet primary stain (1 min) 3) rinse 4) use iodine mordant (1 min) 5) rinse 6) use 95% alcohol, drop until runs clear 7) rinse 8) use safranin counterstain (20 sec's) 9) rinse, blot, view w/ oil immersion What is an endospore stain? -endospores from soil bacteria; w/ nutrient depletion, vegetative cells sporulate -their spore coat protects against radiation, antibiotics, dyes -calcium & dipicolinic acid make them heat resistant 1) start w/ simple positive smear, air-dried & heat-fixed 2) place over steam, add paper towel & malachite green (5 min) 3) cool off then rinse (30 sec's) 4) use safranin (20 sec's) 5) rinse, blot, view w/ oil immersion What is an acid-fast stain? -acid-fast bacteria are ones that if stained, cannot be removed w/ acid-alcohol (due to mycolic acid in wall) -this type of staining helps determine pathogens (tuberculosis, leprosy) 1) start w/ simple positive smear (w/ an acid-fast bacteria & other random bacteria), air-dried & heat-fixed 2) place over steam, add paper towel & carbolfuchsin (5 min) 3) cool off then rinse (30 sec's) 4) acid-alcohol drops till runs clear 5) rinse 6) brilliant green (30 sec's) 7) rinse, blot, view w/ oil immersion What is hydrolysis? -the splitting of larger molecules with the addition of water What is an induced enzyme? -enzymes produced only when needed What is an exoenzyme? -enzymes secreted by a cell into the environment What is a constitutive enzyme? -enzymes produced all the time Why do bacteria produce exoenzymes? -to break down large nutrients for their own consumption How will you know that the bacteria has successfully produced their exoenzyme? -starch agar: clear halo -milk agar: clear halo -spirit blue agar: clear/light blue halo -DNA agar: clear halo -tryptophan broth: red layer -urease broth: bright pink layer -bile: dark brown layer What does reagent mean? -a chemical that detects whether or not the enzymes that hydrolyze the nutrients were secreted by the cells Who was Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1600)? -father of microscope (drapery merchant) -1st person to ever see a microbe, but destroyed his microscopes -his lens magnified up to 300x Who was Francesco Redi (1600)? -found that maggots didn't generate from meat alone w/out an air source -disproved spontaneous generation Who was John Needham (1700)? -thought that boiling killed everything; then his beef broth grew microbes after being boiled -provided support for spontaneous generation (thought the beef broth grew the microbes itself...) Who was Lazzaro Spallanzani (1700)? -boiled 2 flasks of broth, one lidded and one open; lidded one was sterile and the other had microbes (killed the vegetative force by taking away air supply(?) Who were Franz Schultze & Theodor Schwann (1800)? -by heating air, killed off vegetative force(?), coiled tube let air inside the broth but it remained sterile & microbes did not grow Who was Theodor Schwann (1800)? -experiment w/ Schultze -created Cell Theory: all animal tissues are made of cells Who was Louis Pasteur (1800)? -showed microbes caused fermentation & spoilage -used swan-necked flask to disprove spontaneous generation (broth boiled, left open w/ swan neck for air source, no microbes grow) -developed pasteurization for killing microbes -introduced Germ Theory of Disease (1 microbe causes 1 disease) Who was John Tyndall (1800)? -invented Tyndallization to kill heat-resistant microbes (which were really endospores) -process used boiling/cooling cycle to kill endospores Who was Ferdinand Cohn (1800)? -figured out that the heat resistant microbes were actually endospores (final overthrow of Spontaneous Generation) Who was Robert Koch (1800)? -father of microbiology, made aseptic techniques -proved Germ Theory of Disease thru Koch's Postulates (showing that 1 disease was caused by 1 microbe) -convincing proof that microbes associated w/ disease -K. Postulates: 1) isolate same microbe in all sick animal cases 2) grow the microbe in the lab 3) inoculate (inject) a healthy susceptible animal w/ the microbe so they get the disease & symptoms 4) isolate same original microbe from sick animal to prove theory Who was Ignatz Semmelweis (1800)? -delivered babies, discovered that Childbed Fever in laboring mothers could be prevented by hand-washing -in his ward, fatalities reduced from 10-1% -his idea was rejected, died in insane asylum, later recognized by Pasteur -"Pioneer of Antiseptic Procedures" -"Semmelweis Effect" is the tendency to reject new evidence or knowledge b/c it contradicts norms/beliefs Who was Joseph Lister? -used Phenol as antimicrobial, reduced infection -washed hands before surgery, heated equipment to sterilize -phenol is used as a basis for comparing other products - "Phenol Coefficient" What is microbiology? -study of small life - microbes (aka viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae) What are microbes? -no tissues, made of nucleic acid and/or proteins (some genetic material/DNA) -diseases, germs, bugs -microbes found in soil, air, water -there are 10 microbes found in/out of humans for every human cell -bacteria & archaea represent greatest mass of living cells on planet What are the microbial roles and what is the nitrogen cycle? -producers form organic nutrients thru photosynthesis (plants, algae, etc) -1st order consumers eat producers -2nd order consumers eat 1st order consumers -3rd order consumers eat 2nd order consumers -decomposers (fungi, bacteria, protozoa, archaea) break down dead organisms (all 3 consumers/producer) to recycle back into ecosystem -Nitrogen cycle: nitrogen in air used by bacteria in soil to change waste (urine/ feces from consumers) into nitrogen components for plants to use What are microbes used for? -producers: release oxygen and create/change nutrients -decomposers/recyclers: compost, sewage treatment, create food spoilage, can break down toxic waste -products: drugs (antibiotics), proteins, steroids, enzymes for cheese/yogurt, alcohol, toxins (botox) What are the features of a good microscope? -can magnify -provides definition -has resolving power (shows detail) +the shorter the wavelength, the better the resolution +improved by oil immersion (more light goes to lens) What are stains? -improve definition (b/w object & background) & structural/chemical information -done on smears: spreading bacteria out on slide w/ liquid (water/ink) What are smears? -w/ ink: negative stain, will stain background (air-dried, no cell shrinkage) -w/ water: positive stain, will stain cells (air-dried then heat fixed to kill microbes, help them stick) What are simple stains? -one dye is used; chromophores in dye (+ charge) are attracted to microbe surface proteins (- charge), help dye stick to cell What are differential stains? -2+ dyes (primary stain & counterstain to distinguish cell types) -capsule stain: negative & simple positive stain combined What are the shapes/size of prokaryotic (bacteria/archaea) cells? -coccus (sphere) -bacillus (rod) -vibrios (curved rod) -spiral: spirillum (external flagella) or spirochete (internal flagella) -size: 1-10 micrometers What are the arrangements of prokaryotic cells? -coccus can be solitary (one), strep (chain), staph (cluster), tetrad (pack of 4), or packet (cube of 8) -bacillus can be solitary, strep, & palisade (zig-zag) -vibrios & spiral always solitary What is a glycocalyx? What are the two types? -only in prokaryotes; coating outside cell wall made of sugars/proteins 1) slime layer: loose matrix, thin slimy layer 2) capsule: densely packed, tightly bound to cell wall (resists staining too) What are the functions of a glycocalyx? -prevents cell from dehydration -source of nutrients -increases ability to stick to surfaces -inhibits killing by white blood cells thru phagocytosis -increases pathogenicity (cell's ability to cause disease) -considered a virulence factor (something on a microbe that increases ability to cause disease) -used by cells to make biofilm What is biofilm & how is it made? -consists of 30% microbes, cells expel DNA into it, has water channels for transporting nutrients & waste -difficult for immune system & antibiotics to penetrate -cells that land on glycocalyx secrete extracellular matrix & DNA --> forms biofilm -bacteria in biofilm make inducer molecules that can communicate w/ other bacteria to know when QUORUM has been reached (a certain microbe density that means they can be effective together) -inducer molecules trigger genes in all cells on biofilm to make a protein that enable them to cause damage What is the cell wall of bacteria? -determines shape of bacteria; prevents cell from breaking -made of peptidoglycan: sugar chains bonded w/ NAM & NAG (unique to bacteria, recognized by immune system of humans) What is the cell wall of Gram positive bacteria? -thick layer of peptidoglycan...underneath is periplasmic space, bottom is cell membrane -has techoic & lipotechoic acid for transport of ions What is the cell wall of Gram negative bacteria? -outer membrane of lipopolysaccharides (top) & phospholipids (bottom) +part of lipopolysaccharide is ENDOTOXIN (LIPID A) where cell wall should not be broken because it is highly toxic to human cells -after outer membrane is space, thin peptidoglycan, periplasmic space, then cell membrane -has porins in outer membrane (antibiotics too big to fit thru, gives cell antibiotic resistance) What is the cell wall for archaea? -no peptidoglycan, instead made of protein & glycoprotein -outermost layer is S Layer (aka glycocalyx) What is the cell membrane for bacteria? -phospholipid bilayer + proteins (fluid-mosaic, not stiff) -no sterols present -functions: selectively permeable, holds energy reactions, processess/ synthesizes nutrients, passageway for nutrients into/out of cell What is the cell membrane of archaea? -glycerol in phospholipid head is backwards, but otherwise same as for bacteria -have ether linkage in fatty acid tails to help resist heat What are flagella for bacteria? -long thin tail: made of filament (spiral part, made of flagellin protein), hook (curved sheath @ base), & basal body (stack of rings anchored to cell wall) How do bacteria w/ flagella move? -using hydrogen pump, move towards nutrients -"run": flagella move counterclockwise -"tumble": flagella move clockwise What are the flagella arrangements? -polar: flagella @ one end -monotrichous: one flagella @ one end -lophotrichous: tuft of flagella @ one end -amphitrichous: flagella @ both ends -peritrichous: flagella all around perimeter What are flagella for archaea? -flagella moves using ATP, rest is similar What are flagella for eukarya? -fall under category of undulipodia: cilia, flagella (all hair-like structures in eukaryotic cells) -filaments made from tubulin, have ATPase to use/breakdown ATP for their movement -have centriole, not basal body, at the base of flagella What are pilli? -only for Gram (-) bacteria -tube made of pilin protein -tubes connect cells together, used to share DNA back and forth (aka Conjugation) What are fimbriae? -bristles that come off surface of G(+) & G(-) bacteria cells -function in helping cell adhere to other cells/surfaces -contributes to the virulence of a bacteria (more likely to cause disease) What is a eukaryotic cell's genome? -23 pairs of linear chromosomes, wrapped around histones -have a true nucleus What is a prokaryotic cell's genome? -nucleoid: region in cell where 1 chromosome circle is found (contains up to 4000 genes) -bacteria: no histones, archaea: histone-like structures -can have plasmid(s) What are plasmids? -extra chromosomal DNA, 1-20 per cell -do not carry genes required for life, but carry genes for antibiotic resistance, proteins to make virulence factors -can be transferred thru pilli to another bacteria -the larger the plasmid, the slower the replication of cell -plasmids unevenly distribute to daughter cells, is it a parasite? What are ribosomes? -found in all cells -site of protein synthesis; made of 60/40% RNA and protein -made of large & small subunits, coming together when synthesizing a protein -large subunit has ribozyme (RNA enzyme) called peptidyl transferase to hook amino acids together when making a protein -prokaryotes have 70S ribosomes, eukaryotes have 80S ribosomes What are endospores? -resting cells made by Gram (+) bacteria in the soil (mainly clostridium & bacillus) -become endospores when there is nutrient depletion (capable of long-term survival & are highly resistant) -germination = returning to vegetative growth -endospore is dehydrated due to dipicolinic acid & calcium, thus heat resistant -spore coat (made of keratin) gives resistance to acids, radiation, etc -immortal? resistant to cleaning methods & boiling...can be killed thru timed pressurized steam Facts about antibiotics/antimicrobials? -come from bacteria/fungi/molds -by producing antibiotics, bacteria lessen their competition for nutrients & space (kill off other microbes) -inducer molecules @ high concentrations can kill other microbes -antibiotics target bacteria, NOT viruses -antibiotics are selectively toxic: will attack something on a microbial cell that is NOT present in the host (human) cell +if the microbe & host cell have similarities, you may have side effects b/c selective toxicity may not be completely achievable What are narrow and broad spectrum antibiotics? -narrow: effective on small range of microbes (target one feature of a microbe) -broad: effective on large range of microbes What is the toxicity and therapeutic index? -toxicity: toxicity to host (want low)/toxicity to microbe (want high) (want low number once divided) -therapeutic: max dose tolerated by host/dose needed to kill microbe (want higher number once divided) What is penicillin? -1st antibiotic discovered -targets cell wall -narrow spectrum: affects Gram positive cells -contains beta-lactam ring (inactivated by beta-lactamase, which is produced by bacteria; can become penicillin-resistant) -disadvantage: people may be allergic What do all the "illins" have in common? -contain beta-lactam ring (inactivated by beta-lactamase, which is produced by bacteria; can become penicillin-resistant) What is ampicillin? -targets cell wall -broad spectrum: affects Gram positive & negative cells -disadvantage: people may be allergic What is methicillin? -targets cell wall -narrow spectrum: affects Gram positive cells -disadvantage: quickly became ineffective due to resistance in bacteria - 50% staph. infections are caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph. A) What is cephalosporin? -used when person is allergic to penicillin -targets cell wall -broad spectrum: affects Gram positive & negative cells -contains beta-lactam ring too -disadvantage: hard to absorb (need shots) What is vancomycin? -targets cell wall -narrow spectrum: affects Gram positive cells (staph, strep) -used for MRSA (if someone is penicillin & methicillin resistant) -disadvantage: can be toxic, hard to absorb (need IV) -bacteria also becoming vancomycin-resistant, used as last resort (VRE, VRSA) What is bacitracin? -targets cell wall -narrow spectrum: affects Gram positive cells -disadvantage: toxic to kidney, external use only (used topically as ointment) What is lysozyme? -enzyme found in our own body fluids -targets cell wall -narrow spectrum: affects Gram positive cells What is polymyxin? -targets cell membrane (acts as detergent to dissolve lipids) -narrow spectrum: affects Gram negative cells -disadvantage: not selective - we also have cell membranes! Used topically only What is amphotericin B? -targets cell membrane -narrow spectrum: affects fungi (athlete's foot, jock itch) -disadvantage: semi-selective, allergies, toxic if taken internally How do alcohols, soaps and detergents work on bacteria? -dissolve lipids and break apart plasma membrane How does anything that denatures proteins work on bacteria? -attack cell membrane, specifically denature proteins -break hydrogen & disulfide bonds -things that do this: acids (using hydrolysis), chlorine/bleach/iodine (using oxidation) What did Alexander Fleming discover? -discovered penicillin within penicillium mold in 1900s, effective against Staph. A. -later purified/produced by Howard Florey & Ernst Chain a decade later What is tetracycline? -targets 70S & 80S type ribosomes -broad spectrum: affects prokaryotic/eukaryotic microbes -disadvantage: not for kids (slows growth, discolors teeth), liver damage What is erythromycin? -targets 70S ribosomes -narrow spectrum: affects Gram positive bacteria -toxicity: upsets stomach What is chloramphenicol? -targets 70S ribosomes -broad spectrum: affects Gram positive & negative -disadvantage: aplastic anemia (damage to bone marrow, prevents production of RBC's) What are aminoglycosides? -aka streptomycin -targets 70S ribosomes -broad spectrum: affects Gram positive & negative -disadvantage: deafness, kidney damage What is taxonomy? -science of naming/classifying organisms What did Carollus Linnaeus & Carl Woese do? -established classification -genus & species create the scientific name of an organism -classified bacteria & archaea according to differences in rRNA What are the cell types, 3 domains, and 6 kingdoms? -prokaryotic & eukaryotic -bacteria, archaea, eukarya -bacteria, archaea, animalia, plantae, fungi, protista How do we classify prokarya? 1) morphology: shape, arrangement, flagella under microscope 2) macroscopy morphology: colony appearance (color, texture) 3) bacterial physiology: metabolism, how they make ATP, temperature preference, nutrient requirements 4) serological analysis: expose to antibodies to see if our body recognizes it 5) genetic/molecular analysis: ribosomal RNA analysis, protein analysis What is the domain archaea? -most common, widespread organism: have their own domain & kingdom -more related to eukaryotes (humans) than bacteria -no peptidoglycan (have S layer), ribosomes similar to eukaryotes, histone-like molecules -have unique DNA polymerase -can live in extreme environments -methanogens: methane lovers -halophiles: salt lovers -hyperthermophiles: heat lovers -thermoacidophiles: acid lovers What is the domain bacteria? -G(+): firmicutes (stain purple), make endospores & acid-fast (think "firm" for thick layer of peptidoglycan) -G(-): gracilicutes (stain pink) -tenericutes: NO cell wall What is a vector, reservoir, transmission, and polymorphism? -vector: something living that can transfer the microbe from one host to the next -reservoir: a source of the microbe in nature -transmission: how the microbe enters the host -polymorphism: existing in multiple forms of life What are spirochetes? -a type of gracilicute -has flexible endoflagella made of flagellin -they are G(-) human pathogens -their endoflagella help them hide from white blood cells -diseases caused by them: Lyme disease, Syphilis What is Lyme Disease? -disease caused by spirochete -emerged in Lyme, Connecticut -index cases: group of kids w/ arthritis led to the discovery of the microbe -vector: ticks -reservoir: a mouse -transmission: innoculation (skin broken, microbe enters) -not communicable (not transferrable to others), but can enter placenta to an unborn baby -symptoms: 1) primary: shows bulls-eye rash, flu-like symptoms 2) secondary: if untreated, cardiac & neurological issues 3) tertiary: arthritis-like symptoms -treatment: antibiotics What is Syphilis? -disease caused by spirochete -vector & reservoir: humans (cannot survive outside of host) -transmission: direct contact (sex) & can enter placenta -symptoms: 1) primary: chancre where spirochete binds; highly contagious, chancre disappears b/c spirochete enters bloodstream 2) secondary: spirochete enters bloodstream, rash all over skin, flu-like symptoms, rash eventually disappears 3) tertiary: gummas (swollen tumors), cardiovascular damage -treatment: penicillin What is Rickettsia? -a type of gracilicute; are a small obligate intracellular parasite (cannot survive outside of host cell) -non-motile, shaped like coccobacillus (oval) -vector: tick -bacteria would enter thru endothelial cells (lining of blood vessels), cell lyses, hemorrhaging occurs & circulatory collapse along w/ blockage of blood flow -diseases caused by rickettsia: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Typhus What is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? -disease caused by rickettsia -vector & reservoir: tick, usually bites rodents (if mother tick carries microbe, all her babies carry microbe) -symptoms: rash on wrists/ankles that spreads, shock, central n.s. damage, coma (untreated = 20% mortality rate) -treatment: antibiotic What is Typhus? -disease caused by rickettsia -spreads easily during natural disasters when people have to live in small intimate settings -vector: body lice -reservoir: humans -transmission: lice feces being rubbed into a bite, or inhaling of dried feces -symptoms: flu-like, rash, coma (60% mortality) -treatment: antibiotics What is Chlamydia? -a type of gracilicute; obligate intracellular parasite -exhibits polymorphism: exists in multiple forms of life 1) elementary body: metabolically inactive form, can live outside of cell when released from host cell 2) reticular body: non-infectious, growing/dividing w/in the host cell they infect -transmission: direct contact (sex) -chlamydia trachomatis: infection of mucous membrane of eyes, genitals, lungs *ex: occular trachoma: deformed eyelid & cornea, large cause of blindness *ex: conjunctivitis: occurs as baby passes thru birth canal -chlamydia as STD: second most prevalent STD; inflammation of urethra, cervix...can cause infertility/scarring What is Cyanobacteria? -a type of gracilicute living in water, uses photosynthesis to produce oxygen -can grow in colonies AKA blooms -evolved ~3 billion years ago, played role in changing Earth's atmosphere to one w/ oxygen -when atmosphere started changing to more oxygen, almost all anaerobes went extinct What are tenericutes? -bacteria w/out a cell wall, only a cell membrane -have no specific shape due to lack of cell wall (fried-egg appearance) -have sterols in membrane for flexibility (the only bacteria to do this) -surface adhesins allow them to bind to cells (hard to dislodge) -non-motile, facultative anaerobes (can live w/ & w/out air) -will Gram stain pink (for negative) -includes genus of mycoplasma What are mycoplasma? -no cell wall, only cell membrane -pleomorphic: all sorts of shapes -cause infections on mucous membranes *ex: mycoplasma pneumoniae: spreads over respiratory surfaces, causing fever, chest pain, sore throat *ex: mycoplasma genitalium: sexually transmitted pathogen Table facts about Bacteria? -cell type: prokaryotic -has a glycocalyx -has a cell wall; made of peptidoglycan -has an outer membrane (ONLY G(-)) -has a cell membrane (no sterols) -has a genome; w/ nucleoid, single circular chromosome, and plasmid (extra chromosomal DNA) -ribosome type 70S -has flagella -has pili (ONLY G(-)) -has fimbriae (BOTH G(+) & G(-)) Table facts about Archaea? -cell type: prokaryotic -has glycocalyx -has a cell wall; made of protein (S layer) -has a cell membrane; no sterols, backwards glycerol, ether linkage -has a genome; w/ nucleoid, single circular chromosome, plasmid (extra chromosomal DNA), & histone-like molecules -ribosome type 70S -has flagella Table facts about Eukarya? -cell type: eukaryotic -has glycocalyx (ONLY fungi & plants) -has a cell wall; made of cellulose & chitin (ONLY plants) -has a cell membrane; w/ sterols -has a genome; w/ nucleus, linear chromosomes, & histones -ONLY yeast have plasmids (extra chromosomal DNA) -ribosome type 80S -has undulipodia


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