What are the shapes of bacteria?


The three basic shapes of bacteria are spheres, spirals, and rods. Bacterium can grow to different lengths and sizes, but the basic form remains unchanged. Bacterium are considered to be the oldest form of life in the universe.
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round- Cocci spiral- Spirilla rod shaped - Bacilli also can look like a cooked hot dog
Cocci (singular coccus) are spherical bacteria. Bacilli (singular bacillus) are rod-shaped bacteria. Bacteria may also be spiral in shape. Spirilla (singular spirillum) are rigid
There are three basic types of bacteria:
The three most common bacterial cell shapes are. cocci. (spherical, from the Greek word for seed/berry) bacilli. (rod-shaped, from the Greek word for staff) and. spirilla. (curved
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