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MIC105 Study Questions W2009 MIC105 Final Exam Study questions 1. How do we "read" trees? 2. How do we know what is a "good" tree? 3. What are ways that we use to determine the evolutionary relationships of microbes? 4. What are the key reactions in the nitrogen cycle? 5. What are the key reactions in the sulfur cycle? 6. How do the nitrogen and sulfur cycles interact with the carbon cycle? What organisms and processes overlap? 7. How might different environmental conditions (oxygen, light, temperature, etc.) affect the microbial diversity and processes in the carbon cycle? 8. What are the methods and advantages of various methods to describe uncultivated microbes? 9. What are the main phylogenetic groups of Bacteria? Of Archaea? Of Eukarya? 10. Compare and contrast cellular features of Bacteria, Archaea and Eukarya. 11. What are some of the adaptations that various microbes employ to deal with life at extremes? 12. What are some of the main misconceptions about microbial eukaryotes? What is
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Unformatted text preview: the basis of these misconceptions? 13. Compare and contrast the different types of spores and spore-like structures formed by different groups of bacteria. Why are they made? 14. What are some similarities between the rhizobium-plant symbiosis and the Agrobacterium-plant infection process? 15. What is the role of quorum sensing and what is its general purpose in bacteria? What are the general similarities and differences between the QS systems in Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria? 16. How are the different prosthecate bacteria we discussed in class similar? How are they different? What are the functions of the stalks/ prostheca? 17. What are the different mechanisms of predation in Myxobacteria, Bdellovibrio , Vampirococcus and Daptobacter ? What features are similar/ unique about each? **Be sure to review other topics covered on Exams 1 and 2....
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