How is Streptococcus pneumoniae distinguished from other streptococci that have the same hemolytic properties? What additional tests are needed or performed?

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.

Throat Culture

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about throat culture.
Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • Why might organisms in the upper respiratory tract change when the normal flora is replaced with transient flora?
  • What are the types of streptococcal hemolysis? Describe.
  • How is Streptococcus pneumoniae distinguished from other streptococci that have the same hemolytic properties? What additional tests are needed or performed?

Submission Details:

  • Post your response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Respond to at least two posts by the end of the week.