Bacteria

Reproduction in Bacteria

Reproduction in Bacteria The most common method of reproduction in bacteria is sexual reproduction. but they also reproduce sexually by genetic recombination’s. a primitive type of sexual reproduction. Asexual Reproduction The usual methods of asexual reproduction are binary fission and endospore formation. Binary Fission It is the most common way of asexual reproduction in bacteria. It takes plane when the ...

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Growth in Bacteria

Growth in Bacteria In case of bacteria the term growth refers to changes in the total population rather than increase in the size or mass of an individual organism. The bacteria can grow rapidly because they have a large surface area to volume ratio and can therefore gain food rapidly from their environment by diffusion and active transport. Certain environmental ...

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Structure of Bacterial Cell

Structure of Bacterial Cell A bacterial cell consists of various components. Some of these are external and the others are internal to the cell wall. The external components include capsules and slime layers, flagella and pilli. Some structures are present only in certain species. Capsule and Slime Layer Many bacteria secrete sticky substance that form protective layers called capsule outside ...

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Bacteria

Bacteria Bacteria are the smallest organisms having a cellular structure. They are unicellular prokaryotic organisms classified as microorganisms. The study of bacteria is called bacteriology. Occurrence The bacteria occupy many environments, such as: soil, dust, water, air, in and on animals and plants and they can even be found in hot springs at temperature at 70° C or higher. Their ...

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