Some are autotrophs and produce there own food, while others are heterophrophs.
These bacteria, unlike the archaebacteria, CANNOT live in harsh enviornments!!!
They can obtain nutrients by photoautotrophic, chemoautotrophic, or heterotrophic.
This is the second, and/or first depending how you look at it, of the newest kingdom. There used to only be 5 kingdoms of life, the fifth one being the Monera kingdom. This past kingdom included all forms of bacteria until the newest forms wer found to be VERY different from any other bacteria, or life for that matter, that they broke Monera into two kingdoms;The Archaebacteria and the Eubacteria.
Three Main Phyla:
Gracilicutes, bacteria with thin, gram-negative cell walls.
Firmicutes (Typical Gram-positives.)These bacteria are heterotrophic and include a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Tenericutes (Gram-negative w/o wall.) All of these bacterias are heterotrophic.
The yellow-orangeish picture on the bottom right, is of the bacteria Mycoplasma Pneumoniae, or as it is known, Pneumoniae.
Pneumoniae is usually found in the oropharynx, bronchus, and in the lower respiratory tract.
Pneumoniae is a strict aerobe.
Gets nutrients from overtaken 'host cells.'
If you couldn't tell by now, Pneumoniae is an illness that normally develops from Bronchitis.
Some symptoms consist of:
Slow, gradual onset of:
Dry, hacking non-productive cough.
Upper respiratory symptoms. (50%)
Pneumoniae usually effects women more than men.Affecting 1 in every 100 people. About 20% of stillborn and very early infant mortality deaths are due to pneumonia.