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Name and explain a few of the key structures of a prokaryotic cell.

a plasma membrane, a nucleiod (unbound region within the cell containing the chromosomes, and the cytoplasm (containing soluble enzymes, and metabolites and macromolecular assemblies such as ribosomes)


What does vesicle transport rely on, give two examples.

motor proteins
e.g. dyneins and kinesines


What do fimbriae or pili do?

shorter, thread like extensions that mediate associations with the substrate or other cells


Name the three sections of the golgi apparatus

cis, medial, trans


What is the role of the mitochondria?

convert energy rich molecules into a form that can be used by the cell
e.g. glucose to atp