Which Form of Bacteria Is Matched Correctly to Its Description?

Which form of bacteria is matched correctly to its description?

  1. spirillum has a rod shape and exists in chains or alone
  2. coccus can cause MRSA and has a round shape
  3. coccus can cause acne and has a spiral shape
  4. bacillus has a spherical shape and can form clusters

Answer:  2. coccus—can cause MRSA and has a round shape that is matched correctly to the description of bacteria.

Explanation: Bacteria is a microscopic living organism that can exist as free-living or in colonies. Based on shape, bacteria can exist in the following forms:

  • spherical-shaped (cocci)
  • rod-shaped (bacilli)
  • spiral shaped (spirilla)
  • comma shaped (vibrios)
  • corkscrew (spirochaetes)

Therefore, the form of the bacteria is matched correctly to its description coccus, which can cause MRSA and has a round shape.