In this lesson, our instructor Catherine Carpenter gives an introduction on bacteria morphology and shape. She discusses the classification of bacteria, variation in shape and distribution, bacterial distribution, cocci, bacilli, and the following bacterial shapes: streptococci, staphylococci, comma shaped, vibrios, spirilla, and spirochetes.
Major properties of bacteria including morphology used in classification
Challenges with bacterial classification
Overview of Bacterial Size, Shape and Distribution
Three basic shapes (cocci, rods, curved-Vibrio)
Spatial distribution (singular, pairs, clusters)
Examples of Variation in Bacterial Shapes
Bacterial Morphology & Shape
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
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