Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 20, Viruses and Prokaryotes - Assessment - Prokaryotes - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 596: 13



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Option a. is incorrect. What is depicted are bacteriophages, which are viruses, not bacteria. Option c. is incorrect. The bacteria depicted are cocci, or spherical-shaped bacteria. Option d. is incorrect. The bacteria depicted are spirilla, or spiral-shaped bacteria. Option b. is correct. The bacteria depicted are bacilli, or rod-shaped bacteria.
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