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Bacteria (Listeni/bk't??ri?/; singular: bacterium) constitute a large domain of p
rokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have
a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. Bacteria were amon
g the first life forms to appear on Earth, and are present in most of its habita
ts. Bacteria inhabit soil, water, acidic hot springs, radioactive waste,[4] and
the deep portions of Earth's crust. Bacteria also live in symbiotic and parasiti
c relationships with plants and animals. They are also known to have flourished
in manned spacecraft.[5]
There are typically 40 million bacterial cells in a gram of soil and a million b
acterial cells in a millilitre of fresh water. There are approximately 51030 bact
eria on Earth,[6] forming a biomass which exceeds that of all plants and animals
.[7] Bacteria are vital in recycling nutrients, with many of the stages in nutri
ent cycles dependent on these organisms, such as the fixation of nitrogen from t
he atmosphere and putrefaction. In the biological communities