CALS Farm and Industry Short Course Program: Farm Microbiology: Outlines

General Survey of Important Prokaryotes (Bacteria and Archae)

  1. Overview of some of the important groups: SEE TABLE on special page.

  2. Some special notes (comments, additions, etc.) concerning the organisms on the table:

    1. Enterics, lactics, and pseudomonads – meaning of these designations plus some additional features:

      1. Enteric Bacteria (or just "enterics").

      2. Lactic Acid Bacteria (or just "lactics").

      3. Pseudomonads.

    2. What are coliforms?

    3. Escherichia coli:

      1. Habitat.

      2. Use as indicator organism.

      3. Use as experimental organism.

      4. Close relationship to Shigella.

      5. Pathogenicity of E. coli.

    4. What is a serotype?

      1. For precise identification and epidemiology.

      2. O and H antigens.

      3. Examples.

      genus and species example of serotype designation
      (the "antigenic formula")
      Salmonella enterica 1,4,5,12:i:1,2
      Escherichia coli O157:H7
    5. Bioterrorism concerns.

      1. Yersinia pestis.

      2. Bacillus anthracis.

    6. Antibiotic-producing bacteria.

      1. Many species of Streptomyces.

      2. Some species of Bacillus and other genera.

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Notes for this section.
Farm Microbiology Home Page.
CALS Farm and Industry Short Course Home Page.
Bacteriology Department Web Site.

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3/3/04 at 7:30 PM, CST.
John Lindquist, Dept. of Bacteriology,
University of Wisconsin – Madison