A single-celled eukaryotic organism that is generally much larger than bacteria and is found in soil and water is called a(n) _______. These organisms can cause diseases such as malaria and amebic dysentery.
A(n) ________ mount is a type of mount used when a physician suspects that a patient has a fungal infection of the skin, nails, hair, or vagina because it dissolves the keratin and allows visualization of any fungus.
A(n) ________ agent is a living microorganism or its toxin that may cause human disease. A label with this and a biohazard symbol must be affixed to a package containing a microbiologic specimen sent through the mail.
In addition to their shape, bacteria are commonly classified by how they react to certain stains. The most common staining procedure in use today is the ________ stain, a method of staining that differentiates bacteria according to the chemical composition of their cell walls.