chapter  4
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Properties and Peculiarities

A bacterium, remembering that it is a Protistos and shares characteristics with both protozoa and fungi, is diagrammed in Figure 4-1 . Not all bacteria, when induced to alter their growth habits, gyrate through a complete sequence of changes and return to the classical form. Rather the organism often stops at one variation level or sometimes exhibits unique modifications. Although each investigator gains impressions from his own experiences, thc diagram depicts stages frequently encountered.