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Study Guide Questions

1.     Into what two kingdoms are bacteria divided?
2.     Of the two kingdoms listed in #1, which consists of bacteria that thrive in extreme conditions?
3.     Of the two kingdoms listed in #1, which consists of bacteria that cause disease in humans and in animals?
4.     _________________ cannot make their own food.
5.     What are saprobes?
6.     _________________ have the ability to make their own food.
7.     ______________ are bacteria that require oxygen to live.
8.     List both the Latin and common names for the three shapes in which bacteria most commonly occur.
9.     Into what formations may bacteria arrange themselves?
10.     What extensions help the bacterium to drive itself through its environment?
11.     What structure does a bacterium have instead of a nucleus?
12.     Describe what occurs during the process of binary fission.
13.     What is another means by which bacteria reproduce (besides binary fission)?
14.     A ______________ is a disease-causing agent that damages the tissues of its host.
15.     What life-saving drug did Alexander Fleming discover in 1928?
16.     Which has a thicker cell wall, a Gram-negative or a Gram-positive bacterium?
17.     List three benefits provided by bacteria.
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