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Need to workout the structure of the athletes foot virus. For example the MRSA is a coccus bacteria. Does anyone know the shape of the virus

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Need to workout the structure of the athletes foot virus. For example the MRSA is a coccus bacteria. Does anyone know the shape of the virus

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Firstly bacteria are different to virus structure-wise, and this is mainly due to their different nature. Bacteria are considered to be cells, while viruses are acellular. The shapes of viruses vary depending on the shape of the protein coat. You have two main capsid symmetries: icosahedral and helical.

Secondly, most of athlete's foot conditions are caused by fungi which are a completely different class of microorganisms. Fungi can be in either hyphae or yeast form. In yeast form they act like a single cell, while in hyphae form they form thread-like structures, like in the mould you see on bread, and behave like a colony. I am not aware of a structural classification system of yeast. Can you tell me more about your question?
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Firstly bacteria are different to virus structure-wise, and this is mainly due to their different nature. Bacteria are considered to be cells, while viruses are acellular. The shapes of viruses vary depending on the shape of the protein coat. You have two main capsid symmetries: icosahedral and helical.

Secondly, most of athlete's foot conditions are caused by fungi which are a completely different class of microorganisms. Fungi can be in either hyphae or yeast form. In yeast form they act like a single cell, while in hyphae form they form thread-like structures, like in the mould you see on bread, and behave like a colony. I am not aware of a structural classification system of yeast. Can you tell me more about your question?
Basically I need to know the structure of athletes foot. Basically they are trichophytons. I have no idea of fungi shapes.

For other disease like MRSA I wrote coccal bacteria and for norovirus I wrote icosahedral shape
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Basically I need to know the structure of athletes foot. Basically they are trichophytons. I have no idea of fungi shapes.

For other disease like MRSA I wrote coccal bacteria and for norovirus I wrote icosahedral shape
I'm still a bit puzzled that it asks for Shape, as I am not sure of a classification system. Perhaps someone else with more knowledge than me can answer
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You can't classify them in the same way as bacteria and viruses, instead you classify them based on whether they are yeast (asexually dividing single cells) or mycelia, which are meshes of long filaments known as hyphae. Trichophyton is made up of hyphae <-- so that is how you would classify it.

Technically in medicine, you tend to classify fungi depending on where they infect, rather than anything structural
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You can't classify them in the same way as bacteria and viruses, instead you classify them based on whether they are yeast (asexually dividing single cells) or mycelia, which are meshes of long filaments known as hyphae. Trichophyton is made up of hyphae <-- so that is how you would classify it.

Technically in medicine, you tend to classify fungi depending on where they infect, rather than anything structural

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