Taxonomy of a Car Taxonomy and of Escherischia coli

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Taxonomy of a Car Taxonomy and of Escherischia coli DOMAIN MECHANICAL DEVICES EUBACTERIA KINGDOM INTERNAL COMBUSTION PROKARYOTES DIVISION AUTOMOBILES GRAM NEGATIVE CLASS AMERICAN MADE SCOTOBACTERIA ORDER MINIVAN EUBACTERIALIS FAMILY GENERAL MOTORS ENTEROBACTERIACEAE GENUS PLYMOUTH ESCHERISCHIA SPECIES VOYAGER COLI STRAIN LE O157:H7 Definition of a species is different in bacteria: 1. Not based on sex---many do not reproduce sexually 2. Some have "out of species" sexual transfer. We are evolving in our definition of species from highly similar in characteristics to a genetic definition. Also, strain is a subgroup of species. Characteristics of bacteria: 1. Morphological---have definite limitations for classification. Hundreds of species
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Unformatted text preview: have the same morphology. 2. Chemical Characteristics: Cell Wall type currently defines Division. Another example are the sulphur bacteria with S present internally. Differential Staining can help with this. 3. Metabolic Characteristics. Fermenters, Citrate Utilizers, Catalase possessers, Urease possesers, Acetyl-methyl carbinol producers are all examples of metabolic characteristics we use in biochemical tests in the lab. 4. Genetic Testing. We can now, with the host of enzymes we possess, magnify and sequence DNA by a variety of methods. If we know the genome we will have an "exact" definition of species....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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