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what does a microbiologist do?
a microbiologist studies microbes
define pathogenic
disease causing
decomposer organisms
organisms that produce enzymes that break down proteins, starches, lipids, and other organic substances
what shape is a coccus?
a sphere
what shape is a bacillus?
a rod
what shape is a spirillum?
a spiral
a group of two spherical bacteria is named __________
diplococcus
name a group of four spherical bacteria
tetrad
name a clumpy long chain of spherical bacteria
streptococcus
name a chain of two rod-shaped bacteria
diplobacillus
name a chain of rod-shaped bacteria
streptobacillus
bacteria don't have nuclei, they have _______
nuclear area
twisted indentations of the bacterial cell membrane is called __________
mesosomes
what organelle do bacteria have that are involved in protein formation?
ribosomes
gummy, complex carbohydrates on the outside of the cell membrane is called a __________
capsule