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Spherical (round)-shape bacterial cells, which appears singularly or in groups. Think c=circle

There's three groups of these

COCCI
Pus-forming bacterial cells that form grapelike bunches or clusters and are present in abscesses pustules and boils
Staphylococci

Pus-forming bacterial cells that form in long chain and can cause setpisrmia (sometimes called blood poisoning), strep rheumatic fever and other serious infection.



Streptococcus
Bacterial cells that grows in pairs and are the cause of certain infection, including pneumonia. Diploma means Double
Diplococci
The most common bacterial cells. They are bar-or rod shaped cells that can produce a variety of diseases including tetanus, bacterial influenza typhoid fever, tuberculosis and diphtheria. To remember, think B=bar and Bacilli
Bacilli
Spiraled, coiled, corkscrew-shaped bacterial cells that cause highly contagious diseases such as syphilis, cholera and Lyme disease. To remember, think S=spiral and Spirilla.