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Chapter 22

Human Microbiome

bacilli rod shaped bacteria
bacteria single celled microscopic organism that are the chief inhabitants of the microbiome
capsid protein shell that surrounds viral genetic material
capsomeres individual structural units forming the viral capsid
capsule gelatinous covering that keeps the bacterium from drying out
cocci round or spherical shaped bacteria
gram stain staining technique used to classify bacteria into one of two groups
human microbiome microbial makeup of healthy humans
pathogen disease causing microorganism
plasmids small loops of DNA contained within bacteria that allow them to transmit DNA from one cell to another
portal of entry pathway by which infectious organisms gain access to the body
spirilla spiral shaped bacteria
virus ultramicroscopic pathogen consisting of a nucleic acid within a protein shell
Created by: lindstromjPN110