Bacillus Cereus: Morphology & Characteristics

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Which of the following best describes an endospore?

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1. What does B. cereus produce that causes symptoms associated with food poisoning, such as vomiting and diarrhea?

2. What is the best way to prevent B. cereus food poisoning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Food poisoning caused by Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) isn't fun. Complete this assessment to assess how much you know about B. cereus, endospores, and how they cause food poisoning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment was assembled to help you test your knowledge of:

  • What endospores are and how they form
  • Harmful substances produced by B. cereus
  • Ways to prevent B. cereus food poisoning
  • The morphology of B. cereus

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will practice with this quiz/worksheet include:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about food poisoning and B. cereus
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding B. cereus and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of bacteria to understand the structures and functions of B. cereus

Additional Learning

To improve your understanding of B. cereus and how it can cause food poisoning, complete the lesson Bacillus Cereus: Morphology & Characteristics. Use this lesson to reinforce your understanding of the topics covered in the assessment along with:

  • Processes and symptoms of food poisoning
  • The different types of morphology
  • Functions of endospores
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