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Practice MCAT Question - Q85 - Answer!

A rod-shaped bacterial species that is usually arranged in chains of cells would be called

A.  staphylococcus.
B.  streptococcus.
C.  diplobacillus.
D.  streptobacillus.

The correct answer is (D). Bacilli are rod-shaped, while cocci are round. Different species have cells arranged in pairs (diplo-), chains (strepto-), and clusters (staphylo-).

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