Microbial identification is the process by which a microorganism's key features are delineated. Once those features are established, the profile is compared with those of other previously characterized microorganisms so that the organism in question can be classified within the most appropriate taxa (classification) and can be assigned an appropriate genus and species name (nomenclature); both are essential aspects of the role taxonomy plays in diagnostic microbiology and infectious diseases (Box 1-1).

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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