Bacterial Cell Morphology and Classification: Definition, Shapes & Arrangements


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Bacillus is a genus of bacteria that also refers to what cell shape?

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1. Under a microscope, which organism would appear as a grape-like cluster of round cells?

2. Under a microscope, which organism would appear as a chain of rod-shaped cells?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the structure and arrangement of bacterial cells. You will be quizzed on terms such as bacillus and staphylococcus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Bacillus shape
  • Staphylococcus arrangement
  • Streptobacillus formation
  • Types of spiral bacteria

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related bacteria arrangement lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about bacterial morphology
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding bacteria shapes and arrangements and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding bacterial shapes

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of bacteria, review the accompanying lesson on Bacterial Cell Morphology Classification. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the different shapes of bacterial cells
  • Comprehend the different ways bacterial cells can be arranged, whether single or grouped
  • Distinguish between the different bacterial spiral cell styles