Habitat and Morphology of Corynebacterium diphtheriae

Habitat and Morphology of Corynebacterium diphtheriae

Habitat of Corynebacterium diphtheriae Found in nasopharynx as well as in skin lesions, which actually represent a reservoir for the spread of diphtheria. Also found in mouth, throat, nose, skin and wound of infected person. Animals do not easily contract diphtheria. Patients carry toxigenic organism upto 3 months after infection. Morphology of Corynebacterium diphtheriae They are gram +ve rod shaped bacteria. Club …

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