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After reading this chapter you should be able to:
  • discuss the deeply branching bacterial phyla Aquificae and Thermotogae
  • discuss the deinococci, focusing on their extraordinary resistance to desiccation and radiation
  • compare and contrast the phyla of photosynthetic bacteria
  • discuss the unique structural features of Planctomycetes
  • discuss the unique life style of the Chlamydiae
  • discuss the unique structural features and motility of the Spirochaetes
  • discuss the important metabolic and ecological characteristics of the Bacteroidetes
  • discuss gliding motility

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