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Why is Bacterium rod shaped?
« on: November 22, 2004, 04:51:24 PM »
WHy is Bacterium rod shaped?

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Re:Why is Bacterium rod shaped?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004, 05:42:10 PM »
does bacteria contain any structures that gives rise to its shape?
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Re:Why is Bacterium rod shaped?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004, 09:09:31 PM »
The shape depends on what type of bug.
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Re:Why is Bacterium rod shaped?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2004, 09:22:30 PM »
The genus Bacillus contains the rod-shaped bacteria Bacillus Anthracis, the organism responsible for causing the nasty disease anthrax (as brough to your doorstep by your friendly neighbourhood islamic terrorist ;D

Cocci are spherical in shape, streptococcus pyogenes being an example, Vibrio are corkscrew shaped, the causative organism responsible for cholera Vibrio Cholerae being and example. Trepanoeme (spelling incorrect I think, but its rough pronunciation is trep-uh-neem) are the family responsible for syphillis (trepaneoma pallidum I think), the ulcerative tropical disease yaws, and a few other particularly obnoxious ailments, often marking bone quite severely, and causing some very severe progressive slow incubating illnesses are sort of wiggly shaped, like tiny little worms under a powerful microscope.
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Re:Why is Bacterium rod shaped?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2005, 01:46:49 AM »
don't forget spirillus=spiral shape

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