Essays Tagged: "bacterium"


---------------------------------------Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by a germ (bacterium) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This germ primarily affects the lungs and may infect a ...

(6 pages) 164 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Time's Oldest Debate.

, those life producing compounds bonded together to create the oldest known life form on earth -- a bacterium. Other life forms evolved from the bacterium through natural selection. These microscopic ... other and produced larger, multicellular organisms, such as man. It may seem like a gigantic leap, bacterium to man, but given billions of years, it is certainly possible.It is true that The Bible ho ...

(5 pages) 107 0 4.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Heating systems (Radiant Heating)

, cold spots, and dry air are eliminated. Low humidity levels, dust, air contaminants (mold, fungi, bacterium and viruses), all problems associated with forced-air heating, are greatly reduced and in ...

(5 pages) 89 1 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering


hes. It was in the late 1800's that the real study of medicine began. Louis Pasteur discovered that bacterium was the cause of disease, and proved wrong the theory of spontaneous generation. After him ...

(4 pages) 89 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

ONORRHEAOne of the most frequently encountered communicable diseases in the U.S.It is caused by the bacterium Neisseria Gonorrihoeae, which is common all over the worldtoday and can only thrive in hum ... he genital area dry.NONSPECIFIC VAGINITUSNonspecific Vaginitis (NSV) is thought to be caused by the bacterium Gordnerella Vaginalis whenever other organisms cannot be identified in NSV. Symptoms of NS ...

(9 pages) 178 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


.S. are diagnosed with TB disease. That's only a fraction of the amount of people who carry the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rod-shaped bacterium. TB is spread through t ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Plague

tinian in 542 A.D., man has one unwelcome organism along for the ride, Yersinia pestis. This is the bacterium more commonly know as the Black Death, the plague. Plague is divided into three biotypes, ...

(2 pages) 58 0 4.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Describes Anthrax, the different types and what it does to a person that gets it, and how a person gets it- 5 pages- done for a High School Anatomy Class

AnthraxAnthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax most commonly occurs in wild and domestic lower vertebrates (c ... symptoms usually occur within 7 days. Cutaneous: Most (about 95%) anthrax infections occur when the bacterium enters a cut or abrasion on the skin, such as when handling contaminated wool, hides, leat ...

(6 pages) 111 0 4.6 Jun/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Mononucleus - Bacteria

e a layer outside the cell wall called the capsule. This helps the cell cling to surfaces.A typical bacterium is about 2 micrometers long. Inside the cell, there are nucleic acids, enzymes, and other ... here are nucleic acids, enzymes, and other substances necessary to carry out the cells life process.Bacterium have long , thin, hairlike structures called flagella. They act as a propeller, as they ro ...

(6 pages) 90 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Escherichia coli

e in humans, one of the most prominent members of this family is the species Escherichia coli. This bacterium is so common that its name has come to describe all similar bacteria as "coliform" or coli ...

(4 pages) 96 0 2.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Bubonic Plague and the disturbing parallels to its sypmtoms, and the way of life it forced upon people and the children's song Ring Around the Rosy.

an onset of chills, fevers, rashes that start out red then turn black, and enlarged lymph nodes.The bacterium that causes all this is called, Yersinia Pestis. It is carried by fleas that are in turn c ...

(2 pages) 52 3 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Need we really fear an Anthrax attack?

nd several cases of exposure in the United States, but the sensationalism of anthrax has thrown the bacterium into the headlines in recent weeks, sparking fears of a widespread attack and prompting fa ... d both of those things are not true. It is very difficult to use anthrax appropriately.While the bacterium, called Bacillus anthracis, is accessible to people with the right connections, it can eas ...

(11 pages) 123 3 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Biology notes on genetics.

A bacterium is a single, prokaryotic cell. It has a cell wall but lacks a nucleus and membrane - bound ... single, prokaryotic cell. It has a cell wall but lacks a nucleus and membrane - bound organelles. A bacterium's single DNA molecule is not coiled around proteins to form chromosomes. Instead, its face ... pe attached to the inner wall of a tent. First the DNA is copied, and then the cell splits.Before a bacterium can divide it must have two copies of its DNA so that each of the new two cells will have ...

(5 pages) 129 2 2.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

All about Bacteria.

spirillum, a spiral cell. A few kinds of bacteria aggregate into stalked structures or filaments.A bacterium's plasma membrane is encased within a cell wall. Members of the kingdom Eubacteria have a ... a gelatinous layer called a capsule.Eubacteria are classified by differences in their cell walls. A bacterium with a cell wall containing a large amount of peptidoglycan is classified asgram-positive. ...

(5 pages) 152 1 4.8 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Salmonella: A Food Borne Illness.

eering American Veterinary Scientist named Daniel E. Salmon. He discovered the first strain of this bacterium in the intestine of a dead pig. He named it salmonella after his last name, Salmon. The fu ... monella in a recent Hoards Dairyman magazine, or on the news. Salmonelliosis is an infection with a bacterium called salmonella. The salmonella germ is a microscopic living creature that passes from t ...

(3 pages) 75 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

This essay is about Meningitis. It Has answers to everthing you need to know about meningitis its effects, causes, giving very in depth infromation.

sually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Knowing whether meningitis is caused by a virus or bacterium is important because the severity of illness and the treatment are different. Viral mening ... meningitis that might be living their throat.Some forms of bacterial meningitis are contagious. The bacterium is spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions (i.e., coughing, kissi ...

(4 pages) 84 2 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


What is anthrax?Anthrax is a rare infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It can occur in wild and domestic hoofed animals, especially cattle, s ... ttle, sheep, goats, camels, and antelopes. It can also occur in humans when they are exposed to the bacterium. There are three forms of anthrax infection: cutaneous (skin), inhalation (lungs), and gas ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Animal Health Assignment (Includes pathogens- ie. viruses, bacteria, protozoa etc. and vaccination)

oping it itself, eg. Mosquitoes, fleas)Method of Infection (virus)1) Virus injects DNA (genes) into bacterium.2) Virus genes order assembly of hundreds of new viruses- killing bacterium.3) New viruses ...

(10 pages) 46 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology


ut not united to the epithelial lining of the stomach, and it has the appearance of a spiral-shaped bacterium. It also has a certain way of adapting in the harsh environment of the stomach. The inside ... ay be attributable to H. Pylori infection. Overall people need to become more aware of this harmful bacterium, its main targets, tests for its diagnosis, treatments, and what other medical problems in ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Causes and treatment of acne.

Causative AgentPropionibacterium acnes is associated with Acne vulgaris (pimples), but it is not the sole cause of it. Prop ... aerobic pleomorphic bacillus found in clinical specimens. The morphology and arrangement of Propionibacterium acnes is similar to that of Corneybacterium, but is non-toxigenic. Propionibacterium acnes ... acid. It can also produce catalase along with indole, nitrate, or both indole and nitrate ("Propionibacterium acnes3").Being an anaerobe, one might think that this bacterium would be more common in th ...

(6 pages) 73 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine