The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about testing Staphylococci.
Based on your research, respond to the following:
- What are the three major species of Staphylococcus? Why one of them is more pathogenic compared to the other two species? Which factor determines the pathogenesis of the organisms?
- What substance is called the “spreading factor”? How does the “spreading factor” aid an organism in its quest to penetrate the host cell?
- Post your response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Respond to at least two posts by the end of the week.