- Bacteria possess a variety of structural features whose details are critical for understanding their detection, pathogenesis, and antibiotic susceptibility.
- Bacteria generally fall into four categories of cellular shapes. The interlinks below can be used to list organisms with the designated shapes
- Cocci: Round
- Rods: Also known as "Bacilli" are cylindrical
- Spirochete: Spiral-Shaped
- Pleomorphic: No distinct shape