Monera3 - Monera Gram Staining In addition to respiratory...

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Monera Gram Staining In addition to respiratory and nutritional habits, one other important feature used to classify bacteria is Gram staining. Gram's stain will highlight peptidoglycan if it appears in a cell wall. Not all groups of eubacteria have peptidoglycan, so all eubacteria may be classified as either Gram-positive (able to bind Gram's stain) or Gram-negative (unable to bind Gram's stain). A unique group of eubacteria that bears mentioning is the mycoplasmas. Classified as Gram- positive based on their relatedness to other Gram-positives, because mycoplasmas lack a cell wall they are functionally gram-negative. Mycoplasmas are both the smallest eubacteria and the smallest organisms capable of independent reproduction. They are barely larger than some viruses . Mycoplasmas have an extremely simple cell structure, a small genome, and are therefore of special evolutionary interest. Structure
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