Explore BrainMass

Pathogenicity and Immunology: Host Resistance and the Immune

Discuss the differences and similarities in the role that each microorganism fulfills in their ecological niche.
The microorganisms are: Aeromonads and Saccharomyces pastorianus

References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 24, 2018, 1:40 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Aeromonas is a genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria which is often associated with human disease. Species such as A. hydrophila, A. caviae, and A. veronii are known to be pathogenic and are commonly found in fresh and brackish water. Like most pathogenic bacteria, they possess substances such as endotoxins, hemolysins, and enterotoxins, adherence factors, which could potentially be factors contributing to their ability to induce disease. Aeromonas species are associated with opportunistic systemic infections in immunocompromised patients such as those with ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the differences and similiarities in the role that microorganisms fulfills in their ecological niche. The microorganisms discusses are Aeromonads and Saccharomyces pastorianus.