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Prokaryote

a microscopic single-celled organism that has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles. Prokaryotes include the bacteria and cyanobacteria.

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Bacilli

a disease-causing bacterium

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Cocci

A cocci is any bacterium that has a spherical, ovoid, or generally round shape

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Spirilla

a bacterium with a rigid spiral structure, found in stagnant water and sometimes causing disease.

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Binary Fission

In binary fission , the fully grown parent cell splits into two halves , producing two new cells.