Prokaryotic Cells: What Are Some Additional Features of These Cells?

1. Describe the basic structure and function(s) of the prokaryotic cell wall.

2. Distinguish between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria based on their cell walls; why is this difference important to humans?

3. Indicate the basic structure and function of the following bacterial structures:

  • capsules
  • pili
  • flagella

4. Indicate (in general terms) how bacteria swim; how is chemotaxis involved in bacterial motion?

5. List all of the structures that might be present in a bacterial cell, then indicate which of these are present in all cells (eukaryotic as well as prokaryotic).

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