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Bacteria
EUBACTERIA; TRUE BACTERIA; BACTERIA
Life   Bacteria

Overview
Bacteria are prokaryotes, meaning that they do not posses a nucleus. They may be unicellular or multicellular, such as those forming biofilms or have fruiting bodies. They posses distinctive ribosomes and initiator tRNA, and generally contain peptidoglycan in the cell wall. Different bacterial groups are distinguished primarily on nucleotide sequence data. These organisms inhabit every niche of the planet, ranging from the human body to deep sea thermal vents. Whereas some bacteria are harmless or beneficial, other types of bacteria can be pathogenic and lead to infectious diseases.

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Acknowledgements
  • Ashley MacDonald, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Sam Cincotta, University of Georgia, Athens

I thank John Pickering for his assistance with the development of this page.


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