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15.1.1: Gram Positive Rods

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    Taxonomically, the pathogenic Gram-positive rods encompass pathogens from both the Actinobacteria and Firmicutes.  Typically, however, these pathogens are categorized phenotypically into endospore formers (Bacillus and Clostridium) and non-spore forming rods.  The non-spore formers are further divided into acid fast (Mycobacterium) and not acid fast (exemplified here by Listeria).  The selected pathogens described here are just a few of the most relevant to this course.

     


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