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Bacteria Facts
• unicellular: Each organism is made of one cell.
• prokaryotic: pro means before
karyotic means core
This term is used to describe the lack of a nucleus in a bacterium cell.
• microscopic: until they multiple into millions to form a colony which is
visible by the human eye
• found everywhere: soil, food, plants, animals
• require water, food, and a place to live
• classified in either the Kingdom Eubacteria or Kingdom Archaebacteria
• If basic living requirements are met, one bacterium can reproduce into
millions of bacteria within eight hours.
• Approximately 96% of all species of bacteria are helpful to humans.
Only approximately 4% of the species of bacteria are harmful to humans.
These species are responsible for diseases and the
common cold.
Notes to add on growth webpage:
10mL of Listerine per student
small souffle cups for Listerine
sterilized swabs, if possible
roll swabs across agar 8x (back & forth)
petri dish cost: 20 per pack $6.40, if order 10 or more $5.76
agar: 100g $40.00