Bacterial Structure Types

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What is the difference between spirilla and spirochetes?

Spirilla contain flagella while spirochetes contain axial fibrils

What is the difference between bacilli and coccobacilli?

Coccobacilli are very short rods and bacilli are longer

What is the function of pili/fimbriae?

Adhere to surfaces

What is the difference between monotrichous and lophotrichous flagella?

Monotrichous has one flagellum and lophotrichous has a cluster of flagella at one or both ends

What is the function of pili/fimbriae in bacteria?

To adhere to surfaces and prevent phagocytosis

What is the difference between bacilli and streptobacilli?

Bacilli are short rods while streptobacilli are long rods

What is the difference between monotrichous and peritrichous flagella?

Monotrichous have one flagellum while peritrichous have multiple

What is the function of the hook in flagella?

To link the filament to the body

What is the difference between cocci and coccobacilli?

Cocci are spherical while coccobacilli are short rods

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Test your knowledge of bacterial structure types with this quiz! From bacilli to cocci, diplococci to tetrads, and more - see how well you know the different shapes and arrangements of these microorganisms. Learn about gram-positive and gram-negative cocci and discover unique 3D and 2D models like Sarcina and Gaffkya. Take the quiz now and see if you're a bacterial structure expert!

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