Structure of Bacteria
By: Fiona Koshy
-most don't have membrane bound organelles
-genetic material floats around in the cytoplasm
-smaller size ribosomes
-single, circular chromosome (double stranded DNA)
-reproduces through binary fission
-no mitochondria, chloroplasts, golgi apparatus, and endoplasmic reticulum present
3 Main Shapes of Bacteria
-beneath the cell wall there is a cell membrane made of peptidoglycan
-peptidoglycan: polypeptides bonded to modified sugars
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