UNIT 1-Module 1-Ch1,3: Humans and the Microbial World, The Molecules of Life, Microscopy &
Prokaryotic Cell Structure
Provides a site for functions such as: energy reactions, nutrient
processing, synthesis, chemotaxis and anchor for many proteins involved
in these functions.
Bacteria and Archaea→
have the same general structure with some
minor differences such as distinct different lipid compositions.
Archaea→ lipid tails are connected to glycerol by a different type of
chemical linkage and are not fatty acids