DISEASE ORGANISMS LAB

Information Sheets

Questions

___________________________________________________________________________

Virus Group 

Viruses are too small to be seen with the

lab's microscopes, so no sketches are required.

Herpes VirusesOrthomyxovirusesPicornaviruses,
Retroviruses

___________________________________________________________________________

Bacteria Group

Single-celled but without nuclei, sometimes

connected in long strings. These are so small

that usually, the best you will see will be

a distinct shape.

Bacillus anthaxesClostridium botulinum,  
Clostridium tetanus
Corynebacterium diphtheria
Diplococcus Pneumoniae (Streptococcus pneumoniae)

Haemophilus influenzae
Haemophilus pertussis,  
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Mycobacterium leprae,
 Neisseria gonorrhoeaeSalmonella schottmuelleri
Streptococcus pyrogenes
Treponema pallidum.

___________________________________________________________________________

Protozoan Group

Single-celled and possessing nuclei, in various

forms and sizes. Often on slides with other

materials, which can make them difficult

to distinguish.

Balantidium coliGiardia intestinalis (Giardia lamblia), PlasmodiumTrichomonas vaginalisTrypanosoma

___________________________________________________________________________

Flatworm Group

Larger, multicelled animals with organs,

having unusual, complicated life cycles.

Clonorchis sinensisEchinococcus granulosum, Fasciola hepaticaSchistosomaTaenia pisiformis (Taenia solium)

___________________________________________________________________________

Roundworm Group

Also called nematodes, these are very

hardy, resistant to many treatments.

Ancylostoma caninumNecator americanus,
Trichinella spiralis

___________________________________________________________________________

 

Written, M. McDarby, 1992.  Last Update, 2005.  Uploaded, 2001.

Back to LAB EXERCISE INDEX.

Hit Counter