Microbiology of extreme environments (Types and Examples)

Microbiology of extreme environments

What are extreme environments? An extreme environment is a habitat characterized by harsh environmental conditions further than the optimal range for the development of humans or other living organisms. Extreme environments are characterized by various unfavorable conditions including, high or low temperature, high or low pressure, and acidic or basic pH. For an area to be considered extreme, certain conditions …

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Classification of Bacteria

Classification of Bacteria on the Basis of Shape

Bacteria are classified and identified to distinguish one organism from another and to group similar organisms by criteria of interest to microbiologists or other scientists. The classification of bacteria serves a variety of different functions. Because of this variety, bacteria may be grouped using many different typing schemes. The grounds for the classification commonly used may be: Morphologic Characteristics Both wet-mounted and properly …

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