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1. Bacteria (Eubacteria)
A super-classification (above kingdom level) of all prokaryote s; excludes Archaebacteria .

2. Bacteria (sing. bacterium)
Tiny, unicellular, prokaryotic organisms that reproduce by cell division and usually have cell walls; can be shaped like spheres, rods or spirals and can be found in virtually any enviroment.

3. Bacterial conjugation
The process of transferring a certain plasmid of DNA known as the F plasmid (or sex plasmid) from bacteria individuals who have it (known as "males") to bacteria individuals who do not already have it (known as "females") by way of direct contact between the bacteria individuals called a conjugation bridge . Once transfer is completed, the female individual becomes a male individual and both parties have a copy of the F plasmid.

4. Bacterial endospore
A dormant body which certain Gram-positive bacteria can develop within them under conditions of stress (like lack of nutrients), which is highly resistant to harsh environmental conditions and which can develop into a new, live bacterium once conditions are good again.

5. Bacterial transformation
A genetics lab procedure where bacteria are induced to accept and incorporate into their genome foreign pieces of cell -less, isolated DNA , often in the form of a plasmid . The DNA to be introduced usually contains a selectable marker so that the bacteria which successfully incorporate the DNA can be selected for.

6. Bacterial transposition
A short sequence of DNA (known as a transposon ) which can change location on the bacterial genome (the sum total of all of the bacterium's DNA) and contains gene s which code for protein s that enable it to change location. They are useful because they can also contain genes for other things, like antibiotic resistance, and because they can be introduced into a bacterial genome by a researcher.

7. Bacterial virus (bacteriophage)
A virus which infects bacteria and is usually species -specific.

8. Bacterial wilt disease
A plant disease common in cucumber and muskmelon caused by the bacteria Erwinia tracheiphila which causes wilting and shriveling of the stems and leaves.

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