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As hard as it is to believe bacteria also known to scientists as Bacillus thuringensis are everywhere on your hands on door handles theres even thousands bacteria on the period at the end of this sentence Thats how small they are Bacteria have been around for about 35 billion years They were the first life forms on earth and more numerous then any other species we know of Yet while they are extremely common they are also very small Bacteria can only be seen with microscopes and are usually less then one micron 000002 inches in length Before I can explain how bacteria affect our world you need to know more about them Basically bacteria are numerous unicellular organisms that dont contain a nucleus and consist of a capsule and a cell membrane made of peptidoglycan thats a protein-sugar molecule Like all cells bacteria contain DNA but the DNA in bacteria is different then other organisms see its arranged in a single circular chromosome while most cells have several rod shaped chromosomes Some bacteria also have flagella This assists the bacteria in moving by beating in a propeller-like motion Bacteria can be classified in many different ways Because of their simple cells structure they fit into the Moneran kingdom Within that everything is a prokaryote single celled organism that does not contain a nucleus so the Moneran kingdom is sometimes called the Prokaryotae kingdom Confusing system right Bacteria are also sometimes classified as gram negative or gram positive depending on the composition of their cell walls There are also bacteria that need oxygen called aerobic bacteria and bacteria that dont need oxygen called anaerobic bacteria Since there are so many different types of bacteria its hard to figure out how exactly how to group them and which characteristics are most important when putting them into categories Of course different bacteria contain different components While some contain endospores thick protective structures which enable the bacteria
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