PROKARYOTIC GROUPS

PROKARYOTIC GROUPS - special features. Most of the...

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PROKARYOTIC GROUPS Bacteria all have in common the prokaryotic cell type, but there are many groups and many ways  of classifying them.  Bergey’s Manual  is the most widely accepted authority. Bacteria make up  two of the three domains—the domain Bacteria (the common everyday bacteria) and the domain  Archaea (strange and unusual bacteria).  They are subdivided into various groups according to Gram stain reaction, cell shape, cell  arrangements, oxygen requirements, motility, and nutritional and metabolic properties.  Table 11.1 P. 307 – 309  gives a summary of the various groups, including major genera and 
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Unformatted text preview: special features. Most of the remaining chapter covers this same information, but in more detail. Most of the bacteria mentioned are those of practical importance, medical importance, etc. Many genera are omitted if they do not fit this description. Only a small percentage of bacterial genera have been discovered and classified. It is estimated that only 5 10 % of bacteria are potentially harmful. The rest are harmless or beneficial. DOMAIN : BACTERIA...
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