What Type Of Microbe It Is Be Distributed Across The Planet

1246 WordsNov 21, 20145 Pages
During this age of information, any form of data is easily accessible to the general public. With this in mind, the threat and awareness of potentially population shifting pathogens can be distributed across the planet. This brings attention to public of not only what symptoms these particular pathogens and diseases cause, but also the best course of action to prevent and cure any ailment. The first course of action to clear the pathogens is to identify what type of microbe it is. In most to virtually all cases, the disease is the result of inflammation of either a bacteria or virus. Other than being microscopic and frequently parasitic, the two categories of microbes vary in many significant ways. Because their morphology and individual…show more content…
The most noteworthy similarity between the two pathogens is their parasitic relationship towards host organisms. Both of two pathogens utilize cells from the host to survive and reproduce. A key difference in this regard would be that herpes require host for reproduction and metabolism, but chlamydia can perform said tasks without a host but feeding off a host drastically improves the conditions for the task. The reason for this is the difference between the morphology and how the specific metabolic pathways function in the microbes which will be further elaborated. Though there are similarities in some structural properties and the processes that transpire, there are some significant differences between the herpes and chlamydia. Being that herpes is a virus, it is much smaller and contains much less genetic material compared to chlamydia. All strands of herpes, much like an organism, contain double-stranded DNA as their genetic material as opposed to any forms of RNA (Hunt). As a result, they attach to the DNA of cells and replicate with the organisms DNA as the virus’s mode of reproduction. When spliced into the DNA of another organism, the specific sequence of the herpes strand codes for its own DNA polymerase to ensure that the genetic sequence of the virus is replicated with the host
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