METHODS OF CLASSIFYING AND IDENTIFYING MICROORGANISM3

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METHODS OF CLASSIFYING AND IDENTIFYING  MICROORGANISMS Microorganisms are identified and classified for more than one reason. We attempt to identify  and classify all living things, but determining the identity of pathogens is especially important,  because it often makes effective treatment possible. Characteristics used to classify and identify  microbes include: MORPHOLOGY ---This refers to the form of the organism---in bacteria this is the basic shape,  the size, any characteristic arrangement, the presence of flagella, presence of a capsule, presence  of endospores, etc. This is a beginning in classifying and identifying microbes, but it is of limited  use. Many microbes look exactly the same. Even eubacteria and archaea may look identical  through the microscope.  Based on morphology alone, it is sometimes even quite difficult to determine which group of  microbes an organism belongs to. An example of this is an opportunistic pathogen found mainly 
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