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aerobic
Bacteria that require oxygen to live. Aerobic indicates the presence of oxygen.
anaerobic
Bacteria that die in the presence of oxygen.
bacillus
a rod-shaped form of Eubacteria.
coccus
A spherical form of Eubacteria.
host
The organism or cell a virus infects.
microbiologist
Scientists who study bacteria and viruses.
spirochetes
An elongated and twisted cell shape of Eubacteria.
taxonomy
The scientific process of classifying all species in a specific way.
virus
A particle containing either DNA or RNA, but not both, that infects other cells in order to reproduce.