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1

What are the 2 main types of cells

1) eukaryotic
2) prokaryotic

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What organelle do prokaryotic cells lack

nucleus & nuclear envelope

3

What is an example of a prokaryotic cell

bacteria

4

What organelle do bacteria contain (5 points)

1) cell wall
2) capsule
3) cell surface membrane
4) circular DNA
5) plasmid

5

What organelle can prokaryotics contain

1) cytpolasm
2) plasma membrane
3) cell wall
4) capsule
5) plasmid
6) circular DNA
7) flagellum

6

What is the role of the cell wall

physcial barrier that excludes certain substances and protects against mechanical damage & osmotic lysis

7

What is the capsule made up of

secreted sline

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What is the role of the capsule

protects from other cells and helps groups of bacteria to stick together for further protection

9

What is the cell wall made up of

murein

10

What is murein

glycoprotein

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What is a glycoprotein

a protein with a carbohydrate attached

12

What is the role of the cell-surface (plasma) membrane

acts as a differentially permeabole layer which controls the entry and exit of chemicals

13

What is the plasma membrane made up of

lipids and proteins

14

What is the role of the circular DNA

possesses the genetic information for the replication of bacterial cells

15

What is a plasmid

small loop of DNA that aren't part of the main circular DNA molecule

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What do the plasmids contain

genes for things such as antibiotic resistance

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Are plasmids always present in prokaryotic cells

no

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Are prokaryotics limited to just one plasmid

no

19

What is a flagellum

long, hair-like structure

20

What is the role of the flagellum

for locomotion (to rotate to make the cell move)

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Are flagellum always present in prokaryotic cells

no

22

Are prokaryotes limited to just one flagellum

no

23

What does the cytoplasm contain

no membrane-bound organelle, only 70S ribosomes

24

What part of prokaryotes are used as vectors in genetic engineering

plasmids

25

What are vectors

carriers of genetic information

26

What are virsuses

acellular, non-living particles of nucleic acids surrounded by protein

27

Are viruses or bacteria smaller

viruses

28

What do viruses contain and give examples

nucleic acids such DNA/RNA

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When can viruses duplicate

inside living host cells

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What is the nucleic acid within a virus contained in

capsid