L3 - Prokaroytes - Metabolic & Morphological

L3 - Prokaroytes - Metabolic & Morphological - B...

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Morphological Diversity 1) Size -> how big. ...DUH! (measured in Dichrometers. Ex 0.5 – 1.5) 2) Shape -> structure (spheres, rods, colonies) 3) Mobility -> movement (flagella used as movement, some glide, some shake) Distinguishing Bacteria by STAINING Based on composition of plasma membrane & cell walls Ex) Gram Stain -> Gram Positive Cells Stain MORE than Gram Negative Ex) Purple – Positive, Red – Negative Cells with heavy load of Peptidoglycan(thicker than cell walls) are CLASSIFIED as Gram Positive Cells with Outer membrane in the cell wall has lighter load Peptidoglycan (thinner than the cell wall) are CLASSIFIED as Gram Negative Metabolic Diversity They use ANY & ALL for food; Biochemical capabilities are elite/astounding Nutritional Needs o Aquiring chemical energy to form ATP o Using Carbon Compounds to synthesize proteins, carbs, fats and nucleic acid Producing ATP
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