Any of the unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms of the class Schizomycetes, which vary in terms of morphology, oxygen and nutritional requirements, and motility, and may be free-living, saprophytic, or pathogenic in plants or animals
A unique group of microorganisms. They are called bacteria (Archaeobacteria) but they are genetically and metabolically different from all other known bacteria. They appear to be living fossils, the survivors of an ancient group of organisms that bridged the gap in evolution between bacteria and the eukaryotes (multicellular organisms).
Domain containing archaea(bacteria) kingdom
Domain containing eubacteria kingdom
A polymer found in the cell walls of prokaryotes that consists of polysaccharide and peptide chains in a strong molecular network.
Of, relating to, or being a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method.
Of, relating to, or being a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method.
A mucopolysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.
the DNA-containing area of a prokaryotic cell