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Microbe Mission: Bacterial Shape

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Bacillus
Bacillus
Electron Micrograph
Bacillus
Coccobacillus
Coccus
Diplobacillus
Diplococcus
Diplococcus
Stalked
2 Dividing bacteria (about to be 4)
Diplococcus
Electron Micrograph
Diplococcus
Electron Micrograph
Filamentous
Sarcina
Palisades arrangement of bacilli
Sarcina
Sheathed
Spirillum
Spirillum
Spirochete
Spirochete
Spirochete
Electron Micrograph
Spirochete
Electron Micrograph
Square
Electron Micrograph
Square
Stalked
Staphylococcus arrangement of cocci
Staphylococcus arrangement of cocci
Electron Micrograph
Staphylococcus arrangement of cocci
Electron Micrograph
Staphylococcus arrangement of cocci
Streptobacilli arrangement of bacilli
Streptobacilli arrangement of bacilli
Streptococcus arrangement of cocci
Streptococcus arrangement of cocci
Streptococcus arrangement of cocci
Electron Micrograph
Tetrad
Tetrad
Trichrome forming
Electron Micrograph
Vibrio
Vibrio
Electron Micrograph
Vibrio
Diplococcus
Coccus arrangement arising from division in one plane.
Tetrad
Coccus arrangement arising from division in two planes.
Sarcina
Coccus arrangement arising from division in four planes.
Square
The bacteria are the most numerous type of cell found in salt lakes and are believed to be responsible for their characteristic red colour.
Square
Though the discovery was made decades ago, scientists found it extremely difficult to grow these bacteria in a lab to be able to study them. In 2004 they succeeded!
Stalked
Shape improves bacteria's ability to take up molecules from its environment.
Stalked
Bacterial strains of this shape can be engineered to efficiently take up toxins present at low concentrations in water sources and are being researched for bioremediation applications.
Spirochete
Coccobacillus
Electron Micrograph
Pleomorphic