Microbiology: Bacterial Cell Structure Group Quiz
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Microbiology: Bacterial Cell Structure Group Quiz

Test your knowledge on the structure of bacterial cells and related concepts in microbiology. This quiz covers topics such as prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, bacterial cell anatomy, and cell appendages.

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Questions and Answers

What are the essential components of bacterial cells?

Cytoplasm, cell membrane, and cell wall

Bacterial cell walls are made from what macromolecule?

Peptidoglycan

What is the major function of the cell wall in bacterial cells?

To provide structural support and shape to the cell

What bacteria lack a cell wall?

<p>Mycoplasma</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the structure of Gram-positive cell walls primarily composed of?

<p>Peptidoglycan</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which macromolecule forms the primary component of Gram-negative cell walls?

<p>Lipopolysaccharides</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the components of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)?

<p>Lipid A, core polysaccharide, O-specific polysaccharide</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the two types of pili and what are their functions?

<p>Fimbriae for attachment and sexual pili for motility</p> Signup and view all the answers

What important enzyme is found in the periplasmic space of gram-negative bacteria?

<p>Penicillin-binding protein (PBP)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What metabolically inactive structure formed by certain bacteria is resistant to environmental stresses?

<p>Spore</p> Signup and view all the answers

Bacterial capsules are typically made from what macromolecule?

<p>Polysaccharide</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the two functions of a bacterial capsule?

<p>Protection and biofilm formation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of bacteria has teichoic and lipoteichoic acid?

<p>Gram-positive bacteria</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the three basic groups into which bacteria are classified based on shape?

<p>Cocci, bacilli, spirilla</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which enzyme is used by some bacteria to resist environmental stresses?

<p>Superoxide dismutase</p> Signup and view all the answers

What structure do some bacteria form to resist environmental stress?

<p>Spore</p> Signup and view all the answers

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