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Most bacteria can be classified as coming under three shapes: spherical, rod-shaped, and spiral. Spherical bacteria are called cocci while the rod-shaped bacteria are called bacilli.
From the three domains of organisms, bacteria, along with Archaea, are known to be prokaryotes. The third are classified as eukaryotes.
The diagram above represents a typical rod-shaped bacterium. Which of the following best describes this cell?
A. It is a prokaryote because it does not have a membrane surrounding its genetic material.
B. It is a prokaryote because it is capable of making or providing itself with ATP.
C. It is a eukaryote because it contains ribosomes.
D. It is a eukaryote because it is surrounded by a cell wall.
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