BRS Microbiology and Immunology (Board Review Series) by Arthur G. Johnson, Richard J. Ziegler, Louise Hawley

By Arthur G. Johnson, Richard J. Ziegler, Louise Hawley

BRS Microbiology and Immunology is designed in particular for scientific and graduate scholars for profitable education for the USA clinical Licensing exam (USMLE). This most modern version encompasses a full-color layout and illustrations all through. The publication is split into 12 chapters and provides either a "bug" strategy via an organ structures method. It continues to be a succinct description of an important microbiological and immunological techniques and important info had to comprehend vital human infections and the immune procedure functionality and malfunction. End-of-chapter evaluate checks characteristic up to date USMLE-style questions with rationales and 4 USMLE entire examinations (in 50 query blocks like Step 1) support attempt memorization and mastery of the subject.

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Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole). 2. Cell wall synthesis inhibitors are bactericidal. a. , penicillins, cephalosporins, and carbapenems). (b) Others inhibit the synthesis of peptidoglycan (cycloserine, bacitracin, vancomycin). (2) Location of action. They may act in the cytoplasm (cycloserine); in the membrane (bacitracin, penicillins, and cephalosporins); or in the cell wall (vancomycin). (3) Cell wall synthesis is required for these drugs to be effective. 32 BRS Microbiology and Immunology (4) Bacteria may take on aberrant shapes or become spheroplasts when exposed to these drugs.

INTRODUCTION TO MAJOR BACTERIAL GENERA The following sections include: A. The major distinguishing characteristics of bacterial genera (and a few families), including important laboratory identifiers and any other important genus information. B. A list of important species and diseases they cause. For important genera with many species, the characteristics used to distinguish species is included. These characteristics are sometimes presented in tabular form.

Thiosulfate-citrate-bile salts-sucrose (TCBS) is an alkaline medium used to grow Vibrio cholerae. (Just learn the initials and that TCBS is an alkaline media for V. ) (4) (Buffered) charcoal-yeast extract (BCYE) agar is used to grow Legionella. It contains needed iron and cysteine plus charcoal. (5) Lowenstein-Jensen agar. (a) Lowenstein-Jensen (L-J) agar contains egg yolk that provides the necessary lipids for mycobacteria. (b) It is being replaced with high lipid broth cultures specifically designed for mycobacteria, allowing faster growth.

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