microorganisms & fungi unit worksheet

microorganisms & fungi unit worksheet - Name _ Date...

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Name ___________________________ Date _________ Period ______ Score ______ Chapter 27 – Prokaryotes Structural, Functional, and Genetic Adaptations Contribute to Prokaryotic Success 1. Explain why it might be said that the history of life on Earth is one long “age of prokaryotes.” 2. Explain why prokaryotes are unable to grow in very salty or sugary foods, such as cured meats. 3. State the function(s) of each of the following prokaryotic features: a. capsule b. fimbria c. sex pilus d. nucleoid e. plasmid f. endospore 4. Describe how prokaryotes carry out cellular respiration when they lack compartmentalized organelles such as mitochondria. 5. List the three domains of life. 6. Describe the structure, composition, and functions of prokaryotic cell walls. 1
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7. Distinguish the structure and staining properties of gram-positive bacteria from those of gram-negative bacteria. 8. Explain why disease-causing gram-negative bacterial species are generally more deadly than disease-causing gram- positive bacteria. 9. Explain how the organization of prokaryotic genomes differs from that of eukaryotic genomes. Nutritional and Metabolic Diversity
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course SCIU 001 taught by Professor Durkka during the Fall '09 term at Acton School of Business.

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