There are three ways in which prokaryotes can recombine their genetic material.
There are similarities and differences in the cell wall structure of Gram-positive and Gram-negativebacteria.
Understand the three types ofbacteria and how they get their nutrition.
The more common type of prokaryote is the bacterium.
They are found in almost every environment on Earth.
In this section, we look at the bacteria's characteristics, metabolism, and lifestyle.
The structure of the cell wall is what distinguishes Gram-positive and Gram-negativebacteria.
It is difficult to treat Gram-negative infections because they are surrounded by a second cell wall, which blocks antibiotics.
The thick peptidoglycan layer traps crystal violet dye so the Gram positivebacteria appear purple after the Gram stain.
Gram negativebacteria do not retain the crystal violet dye and so exhibit the red counterstain, because they have less peptidoglycan between the outer and the plasma membranes.
A micrograph shows the results of a Gram stain.
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After the Gram stain process, Gram-positive and Gram-negativebacteria appear red and dark purple, providing a useful first step for identifying the cause of an infection.
In addition to cell wall type and shape,bacteria can be characterized by their growth arrangement.
bacteria are diverse in their lifestyles
bacteria are not different from other organisms The need for oxygen is one of the differences.
Like animals, mostbacteria need a constant supply of oxygen to function.
facultative anaerobes can grow in either the presence or absence of oxygen.
Some obligate anaerobes can't grow in the presence of free oxygen.
A few serious illnesses, such as botulism, gas gangrene, and tetanus, are caused by the same type ofbacteria that can be found in the gut or deep puncture wounds.
The photoautotrophs are calledbacteria.
For a review of photosynthesis, "food" are photosynthetic.
They use solar energy to reduce carbon dioxide.
There are two types of photoautotrophicbacteria, Page 366 those that perform anoxygenic photosynthesis and those that perform oxygenic photosynthesis.
Some purplebacteria carry out anoxygenic photosynthesis.
The muddy bottom of a marsh is where thesebacteria live.
They don't emit oxygen and can't photosynthesize in the presence of it.
There is a type ofbacteria called chemoautotrophs.
"food" is used to carry out chemosynthesis.
They oxidize compounds such as hydrogen gas, hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia to get the necessary energy to reduce CO2 to an organic compound.
nitrites to nitrates.
Otherbacteria oxidize sulfur compounds.
They live in environments that are 2.5 km below sea level.
The growth of a community of organisms found at deep-sea vents is supported by the organic compounds produced by suchbacteria and archaea.
The discovery supports the idea that the first cells came from these vents.
Thebacterial called chemoheterotrophs.
"different" obtain carbon and energy from other living organisms.
The living host's tissues and fluids are fed by parasites.
There is no natural organic molecule that can be eaten by at least one prokaryotic species and this plays a critical role in recycling matter.
Humans have been exploiting the metabolism of chemoheterotrophicbacteria for a long time.
ethyl alcohol, acetic acid, butyl alcohol, and acetones are some of the chemicals produced by the bacterium.
The production of butter, cheese, sauerkraut, rubber, silk, coffee, and cocoa are all done by the same organisms.
Antibiotics are produced by some organisms.
Two different species live together in an intimate way.
Both species benefit from the association.
We can use K and B to make blood components.
In the stomachs of cows and goats, mutualistic prokaryotes digest cellulose, which allows the animals to feed on grass.
Nitrogen fixation is a process in whichmutualisticbacteria reduce atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia in the root nodules of soybean, clover, and alfalfa plants.
Plants can't fix atmospheric nitrogen, sobacteria are the only source of usable nitrogen.
The plant can use atmospheric nitrogen as an organic nitrogen.
Commensalism occurs when one population modifies the environment in a way that benefits another population.
There are some parasites that cause diseases and are listed in Table 20.2.
The growth of microbes does not cause disease in some cases.
The result could be a high temperature and a drop in blood pressure that could lead to death.
The tetanus toxin produced by the bacteria moves throughout the body.
The relaxation of muscles is prevented by this toxin.
The page contorts because the muscles have contracted.
Fimbriae allow a pathogen to bind to certain cells, and their specificity determines which organs or cells of the body are its host.
Invasive mechanisms that allow a pathogen to move through tissues and into the bloodstream result in a more medically significant disease.
A life-threatening disease can result from this.
When faced with unfavorable environmental conditions.
A portion of the cytoplasm and a copy of the chromosomes are encased in a protective endospore coat after they become dehydrated.
The endospore is released when the rest of the cell degrades.
bacteria that produce a neurotoxin can be released if a wound is gained access to.
tetanus can be fatal if the patient develops it, and immunization can prevent it.
Desert heat and dehydration, boiling temperatures, polar ice, and extreme ultraviolet radiation are just some of the environments in which elastophytes survive.
They live for a long time.
Animals and sheep can get a severe infection from the 1,300 year old anthrax.
Humans fear a deadly type of food poisoning called botulism, which is caused by the growth of parasites inside cans of food.
The endospore grows out of the endospore coat.
In a few hours' time, it becomes a typical bacterial cell, capable of reproducing once again.
It's not a means of reproduction, but it allows the survival and dispersal ofbacteria to new places.
Many antibiotic compounds are widely prescribed.
There are two classes of antibacterial compounds, those that affect the cell wall and those that don't.
Two types of antibiotics, erythromycin and tetracyclines, work differently than eukaryotic ribosomes.
Antibiotics that block the formation of peptidoglycan are necessary to maintain the integrity of the cell walls.
Penicillin, ampicillin, and fluoroquinolone do not harm animal cells.
When not needed, antibiotics are often prescribed to treat infections.
Increased use of antibiotics has led to increased resistance to antibiotics.
Genes that confer resistance to antibiotics can be transferred.
A lot of people are resistant to penicillin and methicillin because of the advantage that comes with it.
People with open wounds and weakened immune systems are more likely to be affected by MRSA in hospitals and nursing facilities.
There are a number of unusual features of the conobacteria.
They are believed to be the first to introduce oxygen into the primitive Page 368 atmosphere.
The cyanobacteria were once called bluegreen algae, but now they are classified as prokaryotes.
The blue-green color of chlorophyll can be masked by other pigments that make them appear red, yellow, brown, or black.
There is no visible means of locomotion for the organisms, although some glide when in contact with a solid surface and others oscillate.
Heterocysts, which are thick-walled cells without nuclei, are an advantage for some cyanobacteria.
Their nutrition requirements are minimal because of their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen.
They can be used as food for Heterotrophs.
In fresh and marine waters, in soil, and on moist surfaces, but they are also found in harsh habitats, such as hot springs.
They are symbiotic with a number of organisms.
They can grow on rocks.
In a lichen, the cyanobacterium provides organic nutrition to the fungus, while the fungus may protect and give up some of the nutrition to the cyanobacterium.
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It is thought that the first colonizers of land were the cyanobacteria.