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Definition web: Bacteria

Unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms of the class Schizomycetes. They can vary greatly in terms of morphology, oxygen and nutritional requirements, and motility. They may be free-living, saprophytic, or pathogenic in plants or animals.

Bacteria are commonly detected and measured using colony counting techniques. Further discussion of this assay technique can be found here.


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