For discussions about the life form from the phylogical Domain Bacteria. These life forms are single cellular in structure (but can combine in mats) and possess no nucleus.
bacterial cells do not contain a nucleus and rarely harbour membrane-bound organelles.
Many bacterial species exist simply as single cells, others associate in characteristic patterns: Neisseria form diploids (pairs), Streptococcus form chains, and Staphylococcus group together in "bunch of grapes" clusters. Bacteria can also be elongated to form filaments, for example the Actinobacteria. Filamentous bacteria are often surrounded by a sheath that contains many individual cells. Certain types, such as species of the genus Nocardia, even form complex, branched filaments, similar in appearance to fungal mycelia.
Bacteria often attach to surfaces and form dense aggregations called biofilms or bacterial mats.