How are bacteria classified?
Classification of bacteria. Answers included shape, staining, atmosphere and presence and
position of spores. Mechanism of antibiotic action. Answers included inhibition of cell wall synthesis and interruption of mRNA/DNA
Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. Answers included production of beta lactamase,
impermeable cell wall and developing alternative metabolic pathways.
Syllabus M2a
Reference: Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance; Gillespie and Bamford, pp. 8-
21.