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By R.N. Doetsch, T.M. Cook

The function of this ebook is to demonstrate a range of organic prop­ erties of micro organism that show them as very important residing beings. we have now basically addressed readers who've had a few earlier educa­ tion within the common sciences, and we now have assumed a modest below­ status of undemanding chemical and organic rules. Our target is to supply abrief survey of bacterial types and constructions, putting distinctive emphasis at the actions of micro organism of their setting and a few vital interrelations inside of it. Bacterial ecobiology is the examine of these elements of micro organism that impact, and are in­ fluenced through, environmental phenomena. a few fabric typically coated in ordinary texts-such as medi­ cal bacteriology and immunology, utilized bacteriology, and bacterial classification-will no longer be stumbled on the following, since it is our opinion that those are peripheral to the belief of ecobiology and since a variety of first-class remedies of this fabric are available. there's additionally no formal presentation ofbacterial genetics or of molecular biology in keeping with se during this publication. even though, point out of phenomena desirous about those matters is made the place thought of appropriate.

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I D, Spirillum sp. showing a fascicle of flagella at each pole. (Courtesy G. J. ) SOME GENERAL STRUCTURAL FEATURES OF BACTERIA 33 Fig. 7 (Cont'd). E, Proteus mirabilis suspended in India ink. The bacteria are held stationary whil e flagellar motion sweeps out cle ar fields around them. (From T. Y. KingmaBolljes , Function and arrangement ofbacte rial flagella, J. Pathol. Bacteriol. 60,275 (1948). Courtesy T. Y. ) F, " Motility tracks" or trails of swimming bacteria as revealed by continuous exposure dark-field photography.

101, 304 (1970). Courtesy M. E. ) a ring of membrane at the edge of the septum. The mechanisms of cell wall growth may differ in gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria but little is really known about the process, and results obtained by fluorescent antibody studies permit a degree of latitude in interpretation. As a rule, gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria divide by laying down a wall septum or cross wall without constriction (Fig. 16), whereas gram-negative forms divide by constriction (Fig.

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