Anaerobic Bacteria

Bacteroides fragilis: Properties, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Bacteroides fragilis: Properties, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Bacteroides fragilis is a gram-negative, pleomorphic anaerobe responsible for variety of anaerobic infections including peritonitis.

Actinomyces: Properties, Disease, Lab Diagnosis

Actinomyces: Properties, Disease, Lab Diagnosis

Actinomyces is a heterogeneous group of gram-positive, pleomorphic bacilli responsible for the disease actinomycosis.

Clostridium perfringens: Properties, Diseases, Diagnosis

Clostridium perfringens: Properties, Diseases, Diagnosis

Commensal in the large intestine of humans and is responsible for the disease, gas gangrene.

Clostridium tetani: Properties, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Clostridium tetani: Properties, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Gram positive, obligate anaerobe, looks like drum-stick shaped and causes tetanus.

Clostridium botulinum: Properties, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Clostridium botulinum: Properties, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Gram positive, anaerobic rod which produces powerful neurotoxin "botulinum toxin".