Monday, March 1, 2010

Which are the gram positive bacilli?

Before answering the question, do you know this Bollywood actress? Well, she is Lara Dutta. Now here's the mnemonic with some modification to this fact.....
"B" for Bollywood and also for Bacilli;
Will she Gram stain? Yes, because she doesnot have her clothes on :-)
So L. DATTA is Gram positive "B"..... Of course, we have made the Dutta to Datta and left out 3 letters of Lara. And L.DATTA wants NO Acne , as this will spoil her figure.
Remember that all Bacilli are Gram negative except L.DATTA wants NO Acne, i.e. the bacteria causing
Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes & also remember Lactobacillus sp.)
Diptheria (Corynebacterium diptheriae)
Actinomycosis (Actinomyces sp.)
Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Tetanus (Clostridium tetani and others in Clostridia sp.)
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis & cereus)
NOcardiosis (Nocardia sp.)
Acne (Propionibacterium acnes)

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot

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