Bacillus is a gram-positive rods. It produces two enterotoxins, emetic (vomiting) and diarrheal – causing two types of illness.
Actinomyces is a heterogeneous group of gram-positive, pleomorphic bacilli responsible for the disease actinomycosis.
Gram positive club shaped (chinese letter form) bacteria responsible for diphtheria.
Commensal in the large intestine of humans and is responsible for the disease, gas gangrene.
Gram positive, obligate anaerobe, looks like drum-stick shaped and causes tetanus.
Gram positive, anaerobic rod which produces powerful neurotoxin "botulinum toxin".
A potential biological weapon which causes important zoonotic disease called anthrax.
Alpha (α) toxin, Beta (β) toxin, Epsilon (ε) toxin, and Iota (ι) toxin are the major toxins of Clostridium perfringens.
Gram-positive bacilli are a diverse group of bacteria responsible for variety of infections such as gas-gangrene, tetanus, anthrax, etc.
Gram positive obligate anaerobe responsible for a unique colonic disease, pseudomembranous colitis.
Elek test is an in vitro immunoprecipitation test to determine whether or not a strain of Corynebacterium diphtheriae is toxigenic.
In Schaeffer-Fulton`s method, primary stain-malachite green is forced into the spore by steaming the smear, safranin is counterstain.
Bacteria exist in four basic morphologies: cocci; rod-shaped cells, or bacilli; spiral-shaped cells, or spirilla; and comma-shaped cells, or vibrios.