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Over 16,000,000 daughter cells can be produced from one cell of bacteria in one day. In scientific notation, that reads as 2 to the 24th power.

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it can reproduce 72 times a day and the total amount of bacteria is 4,722,366,482,869,645,213,696

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A lot, In ideal conditions a bacteria can reproduce in 20 min. So it would be like o min 1 bacteria 20 min 2 bacteria 40 min 4 bacteria 60 min 8 bacteria...

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Why do bacteria reproduce asexually rather than sexually?

Bacteria are organisms that reproduce asexually, and the benefits of this mode of reproduction include ability to reproduce without a mate partner, it is faster and results in many offspring, offspring are identical to the parent, and man others.

What is the type of coating on a bacteria cell?

In bacteria, the cell wall is composed of peptidoglycan, and is essential to the survival of many bacteria. Bacteria have been classified into Gram-positive and Gram-negative based on the structure of the cell wall. Gram-positive bacteria possess thick cell wall consisting of many layers of peptidoglycan and teichoic acids. Gram-negative bacteria have relatively thin cell wall consisting of few layers of peptidoglycan.

What three ways are viruses different from cells?

Viruses are acellular; they are not composed of a cell, and therefore are not alive. Bacteria are composed of a single cell and therefore are considered living.Viruses are very much smaller around 10x than the average bacteria and are composed of little more than DNA or RNA (retro-viruses ex HIV) and a protective cover. Bacteria are prokaryotes meaning they have no membrane bound cellular organs but are more complex in structure than the virus.Viruses replicate by invasion of a host cell integrating it's DNA/RNA into the host and having the host translate protein products to create new viruses which rupture through the cell wall of the host often stealing a membrane from the host in the process. This means all viruses must reproduce on/in something alive(biotic).Bacteria reproduce by cell division. Bacteria do not have to have biotics to reproduce, they can reproduce in any suitable environment where growth is not limited.I know that they are different because viruses are 10,000 times smaller than bacteria, antiboitics cannot kill viruses like they kill bacteria, and viruses need a living host to reproduce when bacteria produces on its own by binary fission.

A colony of bacteria originates from how many bacteria?

All it takes is one bacteria. The cell's divide by binary fission where the microbes DNA splits to form a new cell.

What organisms that reproduce by binary fission?

Prokayotes reproduce themselves by means of binary fission. It can be said that the members of monera mainly divide by binary fission. For example: Bacteria, Cyanobacteria (BGA), or Mycoplasma. Some unicellular eukaryotes like Paramecium, Euglina (protozoan), Diatoms (golden algae) and schizosaccharamycetes (lower fungi) also reproduce by binary fission.

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Do bacteria have many cells?

the bacteria cell has only one cell and they are called unicellular.they reproduce with asexual reproduction. the bacteria are called different archaebacteria.

How do cells respond to a bacteria or virus?

If a virus enters a bacteria cell, the virus will try to infiltrate the cell's central code. If the cell catches it in time, it may be stopped (like a disease virus), but many times the bacterial virus will reproduce inside the cell. Hidden virus will become part of the cell's genetic material code upon entering, and will eventually reproduce. Active virus are easier to spot, as they try to start reproducing after "laying eggs" getting inside the cell.

How many bacteria would you have if you started with one?

Bacteria multiply by cell division, i.e. they can reproduce from one organism. How many bacteria you would have depends on a large number of factors, the main one being the time period! Other factors include type of bacteria and temperature.

What is a group of organisms that reproduce only among themselves?

Asexual reproduction occurs for single-celled organisms such as the archaea, bacteria, ameoba and protists. Many plants and fungi reproduce this way as well. Prokaryotes also reproduce asexually. Multi-cell organisms do not reproduce asexually.

What destroys body cells that are infected with a pathogen?

It depends on the pathogen. If it is a virus, the virus will replicate (reproduce its DNA) inside the cell (known as a host cell). The virus clones will then leave the cell and in doing so, cause the cell to die. When this happens many many times, lot of the cells of a tissue die and the tissue itself will start to fail. If it is a bacteria, the bacteria release toxins (endotoxins) which kill the cells directly (from outside).

How many cells make up a bacterium?

Bacteria are one cell organisms.They reproduce very very rapidly (when enough food is available for them) and a colony of bacteria on a nutrient culture in a petri dish or in uncooked food can contain many millions of individual bacterial cells (and millions of colonies may be present)! This is why food poisoning from improperly handled foods is a serious problem.

How does cetrimide kill bacteria?

Cetrimide kills bacteria by rupturing the cell membrane. However, the medication is not effective against all bacteria. Many times a combination of drugs are used for stubborn infections or infestations.

Do bacteria reproduce by genetic modification?

It is not a type of reproduction.Genetic modifications occur in many way which lead to genetic change in bacteria.Those altered bacteria can reproduce in the normal way.

What is smalller a virus amoeba or bacteria?

A virus is many times smaller than either an amoeba or a bacteria. Perhaps thousands would fit into a bacterial cell.

How many times can squid reproduce?

As many times as it takes for their egg to get fertilized

How many parents are there in sexual reproduction in bacteria?

most bacteria (and single celled organisms at that) are asexual in that they reproduce by themselves. There are some bacteria with 2 parents tho

How do Viral infections reproduce?

It has to have a host cell to reproduce then it kills that cell becausethere are so many viral disease in side the host cell. The Viral disease will continue you to kill host cell until you get an antibiotic