Bacilli: Definition, Types & Examples


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Members of the Bacillales order share the following characteristics EXCEPT:

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1. In order to tell genus names apart from class or order names, what hint can you use?

2. Which order of bacteria can withstand acidic conditions and are used in the beer-making process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the orders of the Bacilli class, and what are the characteristics of these bacteria? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of this bacteria's shapes, cell coverings and where these cells can be found.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of members of the Bacillales order
  • How to distinguish genus names from class or order names
  • The order of bacteria that can survive in acidic conditions and are used in the making of beer
  • The type of bacteria covering that is multi-layered
  • Members of the class Bacilli

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about bacteria in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about genus, class and order and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast orders of Bacillales and Lactobacillales
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about good and bad bacteria found in the Bacilli order

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Bacilli: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Bacilli
  • Identify the orders of the Bacilli class
  • Distinguish between genus, class and order names
  • Describe the shapes and characteristics of the two orders of Bacilli
  • Provide information about good and bad forms of this bacteria class