Section 4 - CHAPTER 27 PROKARYOTES AND THE ORIGINS OF...

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1 CHAPTER 27 PROKARYOTES AND THE ORIGINS OF METABOLIC DIVERSITY Heat-loving prokaryotes in a Nevada geyser (104°C) Bubonic Plague Tuberculosis Cholera Sexually transmissible diseases Food poisoning . Some Prokaryotes Cause Diseases Spherical Rod-shaped Helical These domains differ in structure, physiology and biochemistry Prokaryotes are classified into two domains Archaea are more closely related to Eukaryota than to Bacteria! The Sizes of Prokaryotes Thiomargarita namibiensis “sulfur pearl of Namibia” (uses sulfur compounds in its metabolism) Fruit Fly
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