BIO101 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion

Assignment No. 1
Basic I-Biology
Fall 2019

                                                                                                   Total Marks: 10
                                                                                                            Due date: 13/11/2019

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Assignment topic
a) What are bacteria? 2
b) Write down bacterial characteristics 3
c) Describe the shapes of bacteria 3
d). Write at least 4 examples of bacteria 2
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@zareen said in BIO101 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion:

Write at least 4 examples of bacteria

Here are examples of bacterial infections with the bacteria that cause them: Botulism - Clostridium botulinum. Diphtheria - Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Gonorrhea - Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Legionnaire’s Disease - Legionella pneumophila. Leprosy - Mycobacterium leprae. Leptospirosis - Leptospira interrogans.
Examples of Bacteria

@zareen said in BIO101 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion:

Describe the shapes of bacteria

Bacteria are classified into 5 groups according to their basic shapes: spherical (cocci), rod (bacilli), spiral (spirilla), comma (vibrios) or corkscrew (spirochaetes). They can exist as single cells, in pairs, chains or clusters.
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About Microbiology – Bacteria - Microbiology Online

@zareen said in BIO101 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion:

Write down bacterial characteristics

Bacteria are like eukaryotic cells in that they have cytoplasm, ribosomes, and a plasma membrane. Features that distinguish a bacterial cell from a eukaryotic cell include the circular DNA of the nucleoid, the lack of membrane-bound organelles, the cell wall of peptidoglycan, and flagella.
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@zareen said in BIO101 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion:

What are bacteria?

Bacteria are a type of biological cell. They constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on Earth, and are present in most of its habitats. Wikipedia