Gram Positive Irregularly Shaped Bacteria

Among the group of bacteria that have irregular shapes and are gram-positive is Propionibacterium, which is a small, anaerobic, pleomorphic rod (cell with irregular shapes). P. shermanii is the organism responsible in forming the eyes in Swiss-type cheeses. It also imparts desirable flavor in cheese fermentation. Corynebacterium is a pleomorphic rod arranged in Chinese letter morphology when observed under the microscope. Most of the species are environmental contaminants. C. diphtheriae is the agent responsible for diphtheria in humans. Microbacter-ium is a small, aerobic, heat-resistant rod. It can withstand 80°C for 10 min and is important in the spoilage of vacuum-packaged meat products.

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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