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Bacterial Classification

This includes topics in the classification of bacteria based on morphology, DNA sequencing, conditions required, and biochemistry.


Bacterial Classification Articles

New Technique Developed For Quick Detection Of Salmonella
In the hours following an outbreak of salmonella, there are many questions. And answers can be hard to find. Where did the problem start? Can it be contained? Is the sickness likely to spread?

Date: 20 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

New Method May Rapidly And Effectively Detect Significant Food-Borne Pathogen
Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed a rapid and specific method that may detect the bacterium Yersinia enterocolitica, a common cause of gastric illness, in food.

Date: 20 Aug 2009, Rating: 5.00

'Hellish' hot springs yield greenhouse gas-eating bug
Methane-gobbling bacteria could aid climate change battle

Date: 20 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

Multiple species of bacteria may cause trachoma: Implications for treatment
In a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine, researchers have found that more than one species of bacteria may be causing the infectious eye disease trachoma.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Bacteria discovery aids food production, water purification
The search for a type of bacteria that creates better ice cream and artificial snow has suddenly become a lot easier

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.92

Key Found to Kill Cystic Fibrosis Superbug
Researchers have discovered a way to kill the cystic fibrosis superbug, Burkholderia cenocepacia.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.00

Curbing C. difficile's toxin production
As if being admitted to the hospital weren't bad enough, patients, once admitted, are at higher risk of becoming infected with a "superbug" bacterium, Clostridium difficile

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Cornell scientists link E. coli bacteria to Crohn's disease
Scientists have discovered that a novel group of E. coli bacteria is associated with intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohn's disease

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Bacillus thuringiensis - Bacterial Insecticide
Microbiologists in Europe have played a major role in developing the Bacillus thuringiensis story, as they have in many areas of research.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.50

Bacteria for plague control in agriculture
Bacillus thuringiensis, a spore bacteria discovered in 1901 by the Japanese scientist Ishiwata and, ten years later, by the German scientist Berliner came across his findings

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Oldest archaea?
A new division of the Archaea could be the most ancient living lineage.

Date: 29 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 2 pages

Accuracies of Leuconostoc phenotypic identification: a comparison of API systems and conventional phenotypic assays
The authors have found certain phenotypic criteria used in API systems which significantly misidentify Leuconostoc, an emerging human pathogen, at the genus level.

Date: 29 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00, 8 pages

The main outlines of bacterial classification
A perusal of the literature shows that for the most part this work has been restricted to the classification of the Eubacteriales alone.

Date: 28 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.75, 11 pages

Tuberculosis: The bacillus takes refuge in adipose cells
A team from the Institut Pasteur has recently shown that the tuberculosis bacillus hides from the immune system in its host's fat cells

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Anthrax bacterium's deadly secrets probed
New insights into why the bug that causes anthrax behaves in the unusual way

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Growing green gold
Following the biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles in Rhodococcus species, its cells continued to multiply normally, as the ions used were not toxic to the cells – which is important as more gold would be formed as the cells multiplied.

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.00

Bacteria in disguise cause problems for cystic fibrosis sufferers
Bacteria that cause infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients avoid detection by changing their appearance according to Cardiff University researchers

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00

Bacterium manipulates the human defence system: The Borrelia bacterium is a master of disguise
Borrelia bacteria are capable of masking themselves in the human body and deceiving the immune defence system.

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.75

A molecule impedes the destruction of the 'Brucella' bacteria
Research has shown how a determinate molecule helps an important pathogen, Brucella abortus, escape destruction within the cells charged with eliminating infectious agents

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Gas-guzzling bacteria
The discovery of a new soil bacterium that consumes methane by oxidising it under atmospheric conditions is reported in Nature, out today.

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated