Chapter 25 - Chapter 25: Prokaryotes and Viruses Notes As a...

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Chapter 25: Prokaryotes and Viruses Notes As a group, prokaryotes have a wide range of metabolic capabilities. o Their metabolic activities are crucial for maintenance of the biosphere. Play in the life-sustaining recycling of the elements carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. The only living source of nitrogen—an element essential for all life. Significant amount of the oxygen in the atmosphere originates from bacterial photosynthesis. Important for the production of certain foods, they carry out chemical reaxtions that are of importance in industry, used for the production of pharmaceutical products, cause diseases, used for bioremediation of polluted sites. Structure o They vary in how their cell membrane is protected, and some species have specialized surface structures that protect them from their environment or tht enable them to move actively. o Show great diversity in the ways they obtain energy and in their metabolic activities. o
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2009 for the course LIFESCI Life scien taught by Professor Lorenz,t.c. during the Spring '09 term at UCLA.

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Chapter 25 - Chapter 25: Prokaryotes and Viruses Notes As a...

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