Gram +ve and Gram -ve Bacteriology

by / Thursday, 07 October 2010 / Published in Internal Medicine

THE GRAM +VE BACTERIA BREAKDOWN…


GRAM +VE CELL WALL STRUCTURE…

PEPTIDOGLYCAN – Provides support and protects against osmotic pressures.

CAPSULE – Protects the organism from phagocytosis.

FLAGELLUM – Helps propel the organism.

PILUS – Used for adhering to a cell’s surface and forms an attachment between two backteria for sex.

PLASMIDS – Contain genes for enzymes, toxins, and for the development of antibotic resistance.

GLYCOCALYX – Helps mediate adherence to surfaces.

THE GRAM -VE BREAKDOWN…

GRAM -VE CELL WALL STRUCTURE…


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