Prokaryotes: Meet the Microbes
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Prokaryotic Microbes Review Questions
Prokaryotic Microbes
Practice Test Questions
Part I & Part II

These multiple choice and true/false questions are designed to help students practice and test their understanding of is topic.

Staphylococcus aureus by Janice Haney Carr
Pathogenic bacteria 
Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Golden Staph.
1. Compare and contrast the three types of Archaea that we discussed.

2. Summarize the information presented on each of the Gram-positive 
bacterial genera and species that we discussed.

3. Name and describe the bacterial genera that produce endospores. Are they Gram-positive or Gram-negative?

4. Which groups of bacteria are considered Gram-variable? Why?

5. Describe how the cell wall structure of acid-fast bacteria is different from most Gram-positive bacteria.

6. Explain how Blood Agar (BAP) is useful in distinguishing between the pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes and normal flora.

7. Summarize the information presented on each of the Gram-negative bacterial genera and species that we discussed.

8. How is MacConkey's agar useful in identifying different types of Gram-negative bacteria?

9. Describe the important differences between encapsulated and unencapsulated Haemophilus influenzae

10. How is the life cycle of Chlamydia different that that of most bacteria?

11. White kind of microbe causes syphilis? Describe the symptoms and course of the disease.
These are review questions from the Virtual Microbiology Classroom, designed to help students better understand the history of microbiology. They are based on materials that can be found on the Prokaryotes: Meet the Microbes Main Page.

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