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Doctor insights on: Bacillus Anthracis Morphology

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What are the signs and symptoms of bacillus anthracis?

What are the signs and symptoms of bacillus anthracis?

Depends: The signs and symptoms depend on the route of exposure. Please consult this site for info. http://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/basics/symptoms.html ...Read more

Morphology (Definition)

As used in pathology, this is the abnormal shapes and arrangements of organs, tissues, cells, and components of cells that enable the diagnosis of disease and help to understand its impact. Some diseases involve only abnormal function of normal-appearing parts and thus ...Read more


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Can docs please explain are bacillus anthracis and b. Megaterium both streptobacilli?

See below: Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax, a serious disease with high mortality. B megaterium is the largest bacterium but does not cause disease. Both are present in soil. ...Read more

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What does bacillus megaterium cause?

What does bacillus megaterium cause?

Progress: This big microbe doesn't cause disease in people but has been used extensively in sorting out basic biochemical pathways in the past in the labs of scientists. ...Read more

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Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Botulism: The name you've been assigned to look up has been out of date since before I was in med school. It's Clostridium botulinum. Botulism toxin is as deadly as any poison you'll find, and can be acquired preformed in food, or develop in an infected wound, or rarely be formed in the gut -- especially in a baby fed raw honey. ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with bacillus megaterium?

What diseases are associated with bacillus megaterium?

Rare to none: Bacillus megaterium is a rod-shaped, gram-positive, endospore forming, aerotolerant species of bacteria used as a soil inoculant in agriculture and horticulture. Bacterium is arranged into the streptobacillus form. It is not generally associated with infection, although immunosuppressed persons can become infected with almost anything. ...Read more

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The routes of bacillus cereus?

The routes of bacillus cereus?

Bacillus cereus: Bacillus cereus or b. Cereus is a type of bacteria that produces toxins. These toxins can cause two types of illness: one type characterized by diarrhea and the other, called emetic toxin, by nausea and vomiting. It comes from contaminated food that is undercooked and generally lasts a day. ...Read more

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Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Philip Pacini: However, his work wasn't well known until Robert Koch shared it with the world. ...Read more

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Could koch's bacillus be killed by boiling?

Could koch's bacillus be killed by boiling?

Yes: Koch's bacillus is a name for mycobacterim tuberculosis and it can be killed by boiling. Pasteurization, which occurs at temperature below boiling is sufficient to kill it. ...Read more

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What does bacillus subtilis do? Who does it infect?

What does bacillus subtilis do? Who does it infect?

Soil bacterium: It exists in soil and may infect devitalized tissue that get contaminated with soil. See this site for info: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Bacillus+subtilis For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why does old bacillus subtilis take longer to heat than young bacilus subtilis?

Why does old bacillus subtilis take longer to heat than young bacilus subtilis?

Unclear question: Bacillus subtilis is a soil organisam and does not "heat", young or old. How did you determine the age of the bacterium? ...Read more

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Got döderlein's bacillus to restore my vaginal flora (daily, 1 vaginal capsule for 10 days). How long till i notice a difference?

Got döderlein's bacillus to restore my vaginal flora (daily, 1 vaginal capsule for 10 days). How long till i notice a difference?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Difference in what? You do not indicate what symptoms are occurring or what else you may be doing to help eliminate them. This anaerobic bacillus converts glycogen in the vagina to lactic acid, which changes the ph (acidity) to help control growth of unwanted bacteria, but you may need other antibiotics to eliminate the cause first, and Metronidazole may be killing the doderlein's bacillus. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is most effective against bacillus subtilus?

Which antibiotic is most effective against bacillus subtilus?

Why do you ask?: This is a common bug that grows on the skin and almost never causes problems. If it's food poisoning, antibiotics won't help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if all bacillus bacteria can test positive to catalase?

Wanted to know if all bacillus bacteria can test positive to catalase?

Not at all: Erysipelothrix, lactobacillus, and garnerella are usually catalase-negative just among the common gram-positives. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common human diseases caused by bacteria of the bacillus genus?

Several diseases...: The genus bacillus includes several gram positive spore forming bacterial types. These can cause many forms of infections including but not necessarily limited to "anthrax", gastroenteritis, blood stream infections, and infections of the heart called endocarditis. ...Read more

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Can I take bacillus coagulans with lactose intolerance?

Can I take bacillus coagulans with lactose intolerance?

Yes: Lactose intolerance is due to the lack of an enzyme to break down lactose so that the sugar can be absorbed in the upper intestine. Instead the undigested lactose passes to the lower intestinal tract where fermentation causes the gas, loose BM etc. Probiotic and prebiotic would not worsen your intolerance . ...Read more

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Can lactic acid bacillus cause hardstool problem in pregnency?

Can lactic acid bacillus cause hardstool problem in pregnency?

Maybe,,,: There's no apparent evidence it does this, but these bacteria are widely used in the food industry, like in dairy products to garden cheeses and to even help things like irritable bowel syndrome, so it might harden stool as well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vaginal probiotic capsules (doderlein's bacillus) for maintenance of vaginal health for 7 days, together with oral probiotic capsules?

Is it ok to take vaginal probiotic capsules (doderlein's bacillus) for maintenance of vaginal health for 7 days, together with oral probiotic capsules?

Expect gas/bloating: Would suggest stopping the oral probiotic since the combination may cause you significant bloating. Please note that the use of probiotics remains controversial and while it may help specific individuals it may not help others. ...Read more