Bacterial Taxonomy 1 – Classification Based on Morphology and the Gram Stain

This topic is another introductory topic in Microbiology. The aim is to understand the gram stain, and then by extension, what bacteria are gram positive, and what bacteria are gram negative. Emphasis will also be given to taxonomy based on morphology – namely, cocci, baccili, spirilla or pleomorphic. Continue reading Bacterial Taxonomy 1 – Classification Based on Morphology and the Gram Stain

Calcification

This topic covers the concept of Calcification. In this, I cover both well known types of calcification, including dystrophic and metastatic calcifications, and also talk about calcium related pathologies such as Gamma-Gandy Bodies, Psammoma Bodies, Hypercalcemia, and Calcification related conditions such as Calcific Aortic Stenosis, Heterotrophic Ossification, Calcinosis Cutis, Monckeberg’s arteriosclerosis among others. Hope you guys enjoy! Continue reading Calcification