Bacteria can be divided into two large groups on the basis of differential staining technique called Gram Stain developed by Christian Gram.
Gram Staining Procedure
Gram Positive Bacteria
- Split into a low and high GC group which reflects the GC content of their DNA.
Gram negative bacteria
- Proteobacteria is the largest and diverse group of bacteria including many of the more commonly known gram-negative bacteria.
- Carl Woese (1987) established this grouping, calling it informally the "purple bacteria and their relatives".The group is defined primarily in terms of rRNA sequences. The Proteobacteria are divided into six sections, referred to by the Greek letters alpha through zeta, again based on rRNA sequences.
- Introduction to Bacteria
- Gram positive and Gram negative Bacteria
- Archaebacteria (Ancient Bacteria)
- Economic Importance of Bacteria
- How Gram Stain Works? Gram Staining Principle: Step by step procedure with explanation
Gram positive bacteria Cell wall vs Gram negative bacteria Cell wall
|A comparison of cell walls of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria|