Pathogenicity of bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus

Ilić, Jasminka (2009) Pathogenicity of bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Most bacteria in the genus Staphylococcus are harmless and reside normally on the skin and mucous membranes of humans and some organisms. Although the genus is known for the ability of some species to cause infectious diseases, many species rarely cause infections. Staphylococcus aureus is the most pathogenic species and coagulase-negative staphylococci are not highly virulent but are an important cause of infections in certain highrisk group. The objectives of this short review were to examine how bacteria in genus Staphylococcus become pathogenic and to examine the mechanisms of staphylococci pathogenicity. Staphylococcus can cause a wide variety of diseases in humans and other animals throught either toxin production or invasion. Several potential virulence factors have been described as important in staphylococcal infections. A number of investigators are now examing the exactly role in virulence of these factors and pharmaceutical companies are working to develop new vaccines on the basis of new informations about role of virulence factors, to kill drug-resistent strains of Staphylococcus.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Hrenović, Jasna
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 16
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 10:17
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2014 10:17
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2886

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