The different shapes of cocci.

Abstract

The shape of bacteria is determined by their cell wall and can be very diverse. Even among genera with the suffix 'cocci', which are the focus of this review, different shapes exist. While staphylococci or Neisseria cells, for example, are truly round-shaped, streptococci, lactococci or enterococci have an ovoid shape. Interestingly, there seems to be a… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2007.00098.x

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@article{Zapun2008TheDS, title={The different shapes of cocci.}, author={Andr{\'e} Zapun and Thierry Vernet and Mariana Gomes Pinho}, journal={FEMS microbiology reviews}, year={2008}, volume={32 2}, pages={345-60} }