Microcheck 101

Taxonomy consists of three interrelated areas: identification, classification, and nomenclature. In clinical laboratories, identifying the genus and species of an organism is more important than understanding its evolutionary relationship to other organisms.

■ Why is it generally easier to determine the cause of pneumonia than it is to determine the cause of a wound infection?

■ Why do microbiologists prefer the three-domain system of classification?

■ Some biologists have been reluctant to accept the three-domain system. Why might this be?

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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