Types Of Bacteria
Bacteria are single-celled organisms, found in almost each and every type of environment. They are so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye and have to be seen through a microscope. Infact, their size is measured in micro-meter (a millionth part of a meter). There are thousands of species of bacteria found in the world. However, we can classify these species into groups, depending upon a number of factors like their shape, gram strain, etc. In the following lines, we have provided a list of the different types of bacteria (microbes) found in the world.
Different Types of Bacteria
Classification on the Basis of Shapes:
Bacteria are usually classified on the basis of their shapes. Broadly, they can be divided into
This classification is based on the results of Gram Staining Method, in which an agent is used to bind to the cell wall of the bacteria.
This classification is based on the requirement of oxygen for the survival of the bacterium.
This classification is based on the growth and reproduction aspects of bacteria.
This classification is based on the phyla, determined through morphology, DNA sequencing, conditions required and biochemistry.