What is spherical bacterium?


What is spherical bacterium?

Different Types of Bacteria

Bacteria are named according to their shape. Bacteria can be spherical-shaped, rod-shaped, or spiral-shaped. Their names are also based on their arrangement, from single bacterium to clusters of bacteria. Prefixes are used for identifying the type of arrangement. Some of these prefixes are strepto-, diplo-, and staphylo-.

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A spherical bacterium is round. It's more or less shaped like a sphere and is commonly called a coccus.

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Bacteria Identification Techniques
Bacteria Identification Techniques


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So you have some mystery bacteria you need to identify? You've come to the right place. Sure you could look at the shape or the color it turns when you stain it, but this lesson will explore some lesser known methods of bacteria identification.

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