Life Science. Bacteria: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Brief Review. Sphere-shaped bacteria (cocci) sometimes grow in chains or in clumps like a bunch of grapes. Bacterial Shapes: COCCI. Streptococcus (strep throat) Staphylococci (responsible for "staph" infections and gangrene).
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Bacteria: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Sphere-shaped bacteria (cocci) sometimes grow in chains or in clumps like a bunch of grapes.Bacterial Shapes: COCCI
Streptococcus(strep throat)Staphylococci (responsible for "staph" infections and gangrene)
Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli) can also form in chains. Some types of these bacteria also have whiplike structures called flagella to help them move around.
Escherichia coli or E.coli(found in the intestines of mammals)Salmonella typhi(causes typhoid fever and food poisoning)Bacterial Shape: BACILLUS
Spiral-shaped bacteria (spirilla) can use their shape to propel themselves by twisting like a corkscrew.
Treponema pallidumcholera(syphilis)Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)Bacterial Shape: SPIRILLA
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Rash of lyme disease