Bacterial Cell Walls

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Which chemical structure is found in the cell wall of all bacteria?

Peptidoglycan

Which type of bacteria has a thick peptidoglycan and teichoic acid in its cell wall?

Gram-positive bacteria

Which type of bacteria has a thin peptidoglycan and an outer membrane in its cell wall?

Gram-negative bacteria

What is the function of endotoxin in gram-negative bacteria?

Contains endotoxin

Which component makes up 70% of the cytoplasmic membrane?

Protein

What is the composition of the cytoplasmic membrane?

70% protein & 30% phospholipids

Which component is found in the cell wall of some pathogenic bacteria?

Capsule

True or false: The chemical structure of the cell wall in all bacteria is peptidoglycan?

True

True or false: The cell wall of gram-positive bacteria has thick peptidoglycan and teichoic acid?

True

True or false: The cell wall of gram-negative bacteria has thin peptidoglycan and an outer membrane?

True

True or false: The cell wall provides rigidity and protection?

True

True or false: The cell wall of gram-negative bacteria contains endotoxin?

True

Test your knowledge on bacterial cell walls with this quiz! Learn about the chemical structure of peptidoglycan, its variations in gram positive and gram negative bacteria, and the presence of teichoic acid and outer membranes.

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