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Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining

protocol.[1] In a Gram stain test, a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal
violet, coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. The test itself is useful in
classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls.
Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution.
The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components
of Gram-negative cell walls, in particular, the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or
endotoxin) layer.[1] In humans, LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by
cytokine production and immune system activation. Inflammation is a common result of
cytokine (from the Greek cyto, cell and kinesis, movement) production, which can also produce
host toxicity.
When treated as a clade, the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used.[2]

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3 Medical treatment

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Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining
protocol.[1] In a Gram stain test, a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal
violet, coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. The test itself is useful in
classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls.
Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution.
The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components
of Gram-negative cell walls, in particular, the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or
endotoxin) layer.[1] In humans, LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by

movement) production. cell and kinesis. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer. When treated as a clade. When treated as a clade.[1] In humans. which can also produce host toxicity. which can also produce host toxicity.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics cytokine production and immune system activation. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. movement) production.[1] In a Gram stain test. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. cell and kinesis. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. in particular. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto.[2] Contents . Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto.

[1] In a Gram stain test. cell and kinesis. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment . LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. in particular. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. which can also produce host toxicity. movement) production. When treated as a clade.[1] In humans. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution.

The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. cell and kinesis. which can also produce host toxicity. movement) production.[1] In a Gram stain test.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics . Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. When treated as a clade. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used.[1] In humans. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer. in particular. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol.

coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. When treated as a clade. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. in particular. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer.[1] In a Gram stain test. which can also produce host toxicity. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution.[1] In humans.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics . LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. movement) production. cell and kinesis. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used.

coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. which can also produce host toxicity. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. When treated as a clade. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution.[1] In a Gram stain test. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics Structure of gram-negative cell wall .[1] In humans. movement) production.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. in particular. cell and kinesis.

Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. which can also produce host toxicity.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics . Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. When treated as a clade. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls. cell and kinesis. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. movement) production.[1] In a Gram stain test.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. in particular.[1] In humans.

[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics Gram-positive.and negative bacteria are chiefly differentiated by their cell wall structure.[1] In humans.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. Thin peptidoglycan layer (which is much thinner than in Gram-positive bacteria) . Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. When treated as a clade. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. The following characteristics are displayed by Gram-negative bacteria: 1. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. cell and kinesis. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. in particular. Cytoplasmic membrane 2. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer. movement) production. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. which can also produce host toxicity.[1] In a Gram stain test.

the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. which consists of lipid A. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. cell and kinesis. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. When treated as a clade. movement) production.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics 3. rather than the peptidoglycan . which act like pores for particular molecules 5.[1] In humans. in particular.[1] In a Gram stain test. core polysaccharide. Porins exist in the outer membrane. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls. which can also produce host toxicity. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. and O antigen) outside the peptidoglycan layer 4.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. Outer membrane containing lipopolysaccharide (LPS. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. The S-layer is directly attached to the outer membrane. There is a space between the layers of peptidoglycan and the secondary cell membrane called the periplasmic space 6. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer.

movement) production. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto.[1] In a Gram stain test. When treated as a clade.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics 7. No teichoic acids or lipoteichoic acids are present 9. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. flagella have four supporting rings instead of two 8. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet.[1] In humans. which serves as a link between the outer membrane and the peptidoglycan chain by a covalent bound . 10.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. in particular. Most of them contain Braun's lipoprotein. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. which can also produce host toxicity. Lipoproteins are attached to the polysaccharide backbone. cell and kinesis. If present.

which produces spore-like structures.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer.[1] In humans. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. in particular. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls. which can also produce host toxicity. Most do not sporulate (Coxiella burnetii. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. is a notable exception) . Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. cell and kinesis.[1] In a Gram stain test. When treated as a clade. movement) production.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics 11. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used.

Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol.[1] In a Gram stain test. When treated as a clade. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls. cell and kinesis. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. which can also produce host toxicity. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color. Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. in particular. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics . movement) production. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls.[1] In humans.

Gram-positive bacteria will retain the crystal violet dye when washed in a decolorizing solution. When treated as a clade. a counterstain (commonly safranin) is added after the crystal violet. The pathogenic capability of Gram-negative bacteria is often associated with certain components of Gram-negative cell walls.[2] Contents [hide]  1 Characteristics  2 Example species  3 Medical treatment  4 See also  5 References  6 External links [edit] Characteristics . the lipopolysaccharide (also known as LPS or endotoxin) layer.[1] In a Gram stain test. LPS triggers an innate immune response characterized by cytokine production and immune system activation. movement) production. Inflammation is a common result of cytokine (from the Greek cyto. cell and kinesis. the term "negibacteria" is sometimes used. in particular. which can also produce host toxicity. The test itself is useful in classifying two distinct types of bacteria based on the structural differences of their cell walls.[1] In humans.Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol. coloring all Gram-negative bacteria with a red or pink color.