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Haemophilus

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Mary P.E. Slack MA MB BCHIR FRCPATH Head

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0065

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Slack, M. P. 2010. Haemophilus. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Health Protection Agency, Respiratory and Systemic Infection Laboratory, Specialist and Reference Microbiology Division, Haemophilus Reference Unit, WHO Collaborating Centre for Haemophilus influenzae, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Definition
  • 2
    Introduction and Historical Perspective
  • 3
    Species in the Genus
  • 4
    Habitat
  • 5
    Cell Morphology
  • 6
    Cultural Characteristics
  • 7
    Metabolism
  • 8
    Genetic Mechanisms
  • 9
    Cell Envelope Composition: Antigenic Structure
  • 10
    Classification
  • 11
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 12
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 13
    Typing Methods
  • 14
    Bacteriocins
  • 15
    Role in Normal Human Flora
  • 16
    Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors
  • 17
    Haemophilus ducreyi

Keywords:

  • Haemophilus - small- to medium-sized coccobacilli or rods, pleomorphic and filamentous;
  • species of Haemophilus - growth requirements, haemolytic activity and host origin;
  • physical requirements for growth;
  • functional enzymes of EmbdenMeyerhofParnas and EntnerDoudoroff pathways;
  • plasmids and transposons;
  • hemolysis of horse blood agar - differentiating H. influenzae from H. haemolyticus;
  • DNA-based typing and characterization;
  • pure cultures of H. ducreyi and soft chancre in humans