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This is objectives 1-20 (chapters 3.1-3.5, 3.6-3.9, 11.1, 10.1-10.4) of Microbio Study Guide 2 for Dr. Rudolph in great detail (lecture notes and other material). The diseases we did not cover in ...
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Date Created: 01/19/16
UNIT 2 STUDY GUIDE Spring 2016 MICR 3050 OBJECTIVES: Chapter 3.1 – 3.5 1. Compare and contrast the structure, composition, and functions of the cell walls of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Be able to label them. Gram Positive: -90% peptidoglycan -may contain large amounts of teichoic acids (negative charged) ~maintain structure of cell envelope ~protect from harmful substances ~may bind to host cells (pathogenic bacteria) -lipoteichoic acids ~attached to membrane lipids - some have proteins on surface of peptidoglycan Gram Negative: -thin pept wall surrounded by outer membrane -outer memb composed of lipids, lipoproteins, and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) -NO techoic acids - about 10% peptidoglycan -periplasm (20-40% of cell volume) ~many enzymespresent in periplasm: hydrolytic enzymes, transport proteins, and other proteins -outer memb lies OUTSIDE of pept layer -Braun’s lipoproteins connect outer memb to pept 2. Describe the effects of lysozyme and penicillin on a bacterial cell wall. Lysozyme: breaks the bond betw NAG and NAM Penicillin: inhibits pept synthesis --if cells are treated with either of the above, they will lyse if they are in HYPOtonic ssolution 3. Explain how bacteria may survive without a cell wall. -survival in isotonic environments -protoplasts -spheroplasts -Mycoplasm -no cell wall -plas memb more resistant to osmotic pressure 4. Describe capsules and slime layers and discuss their functions. Capsules: -usually composed of polysaccharides -well organized & not easily removed from cell -protective: ~ resistant to phagocytosis ~protect from dessication ~ exclude viruses and detergents Slime Layers: -similar to capsules except—unorganized & easily removed -may aid in motility Chapter 3.6 – 3.9 5. Describe the following bacterial structures and their functions: cytoskeletal proteins, cell inclusions, fimbriae, pili, flagella, and endospores. Cytoskeletal proteins: found in cytoplasm (which is pretty organized), role in cell divisions, protein localization, & determination of cell shape Ex: ~Ftsz: proteins involved in cell division, line up in middle of cell and form the division plane ~MinD: gives a place for Ftsz to bind—helps it divide evenly & makes sure Ftsz line up in the middle ~MReB: gives a rod shape the gene was mutated: bacillus would become cocci Inclusions: found in all cell types -aggregates of organic or inorganic material ~granules ~crystals ~globules -some are enclosed by a single layered “membrane” or invaginations of plasm memb—not a true memb bound organelle—could be surrounded by proteins -Storage Inclusions: storage of nutrients, metabolic end products, energy, building blocks ~Carbon (-glycogen -PHB) ~Phosphates (-polyphosphate granules) ~Sulfur Globules ~Nitrogen (-cyanophycin granules) -Other Inclusions: gas vacuoles (provide buoyancy), magnetosomes (magnetic particles for orienctation in Earth’s magnetic field) External Structures: extend beyond the cell envelope in bacteria & archaea, functions: protection, attachment to surfaces, horizontal gene transfer, cell movement. -fimbriae, pili, and flagella Fimbriae and Pili: hollow tubes, short, thin, hairlike protinaceous appendages (up to 1,000 per cell), mediate attachment to surfaces, some (type IV pili) required for motility or DNA uptake -Sex Pili: similar to fimbriae except longer, thicker, & less numerous (1-10 per cell), genes for formation found on plasmids (sometimes chromosomes), required for conjucation Flagella: threadlike appendages extending outward from plasm memb & cell wall, functions: motility & swarming behavior, attachment to surfaces, may be virulence (deadly) factors (help them be better pathogens Endospores: 6. Describe flagellar structure and movement. Patterns of Flagella Distribution: (arrangement of flag is species specific, very few cocci have flag but bactillus and spirilla mostly do) - monotrichous- 1 flag - polar flagellum- flag at end of cell - amphitrichous- 1 flag at each end of cell - lopotrichous- cluster of flag at 1 or both ends - peritrichous- spread over entire surface of cell Structure: - filament (hollow tube) - hook (single filament that holds the filament to the motor) - basal body (motor) (mot proteins- stationary, help determine on/off & rotation direction) (4 rings in gram negative: 1. LRing: LPS layer 2. PRing: peptidoglycan 3. CRing: cytoplasm(little into it) 4. MS: above, high up on memb) (2 rings for Gram positive: 1 attached to pept and 1 to memb) 7. Define chemotaxis and describe how bacteria move toward an attractant (or away from a repellent). Chemotaxis: movement toward a chemical attractment (toward food, O2) or a away from a chemical repellent (toxins) -concentrations of chemoattractants& chemorepellants detected by chemoreceptors on surface of the cell (cell membr)—detect chemical changes in the environment & make responses -complex but rapid—responses occur less than 20 milliseconds, 2 to over 60 cell length per second Positive/ Negative Chemotaxis: -toward: caused by lowering the frequency of tumbles -runs in direction of attractant are londer -biased random “walk” -away: involves similar but opposite responses *** cant turn or run indefinitely—can only run straight to something, cant turn- so they must tumble: if they are running something they really want, they: decrease # of tumbles & increase run time; if something they don’t like: increase tumbles & decrease run time 8. Describe other types of motility (spirochete, twitching, and gliding). Spirochete: like sypholis (wants to attach to host tissues) -multiple flag form at axial fibril which wings around bact cell (inside the periplasm- spinning inslide of cell) -flag remain in periplasm space inside outer sheath -corkscrew shape exhibits flexing & spinning movements Twitching and Gliding: may involve type IV pili or fumbrial— may be used to grab onto cell surface- looks like they’re twitching -twitching: pili at ends of cell short, intermittent jerk motions cellsa re in contact w/ eachother & surface -gliding: smooth movements 9. Understand the structure and functions of bacterial endospores, the basics of sporulation and germination, and endospore resistance. Endospore: complex, dormant structure formed by some bact when it can no longer grow (bc of weather, food supply, too much O2)—triggers sporulation- dormant structures (like a seed or spore) that hangs around (can be years) until conditions are goon enough for it to grow—cell DOES die to make spore -various locations w/in cell -resistant to numerous environmental conditions: heat/boiling, radiation (Gamma & UV), chemicals (don’t penetrate bc of extra layers), desiccation (don’t need water, don’t have to metabolize) - to kill endospore: autoclave (steam pressure) at 120degC for 10 min Structure: we study Gram positive, when spores germinate, it loses layers, only keeps germ cell wall and inner memb - exosporium: outside protective covering - spore coat: very thick of proteins, help be impermeable to toxins - cortex: pept (crosslinked) - core: very dehydrated Makes them resistant: -core: like cytoplasm ~ low water content (dehydrated=resistant to things) ~ calcium diplocolinate (Ca-DPA—inserts in the bases of DNA to protect from denaturing) ~ SASPs: small, acid soluble DNA-binding proteins, protect DNA by saturating them=protection from denature ~slightly lower pH (enzymes that aren’t working) -lysozyme: endospore are resitant to it Sporulation: (down)- making the spore & releasing the spore due to lack of nutrients -depends on species when spore is made -dormant form by dehydration -look at diagram in slides - sheds outside layer Germination: (around)- dormant if spore goes back to vegetative cell in good conditions, determined by nutrients being detected Formation of Vegetative Cell: -bringing in water loses resistance -Activation: prepares spores for germination; often results from treatments like heating -Germination: environmental nutrients are detected; spores swelling& rupture of spore coat; loss of resistance; increased metabolic activity -Outgrowth: emergence of vegetative cell Chapters 11.1, 10.1 – 10.4 10. Know the requirements for microbial survival and growth and their sources. -source of E: for cellular work -source of e-: play a role in E production; reduce CO2 to from organic mlcs (e-s hold reducing power:reduction=gaining of e-) -nutrients: Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen: to synthesize organic building blocks needed for cell maintenance & growth; for building macromlcs for growth & repair e- and E Sources: 1. Organic or inorganic chemical compounds (E is obtained by oxidizing (breaking down the substance/ removing e-s from) a cmpd 2. sunlight (E only) -E is usually conserved in cells as adenosine triphosphate ATP (E only bc inorg and org cmpds are typically same sources used for e-, but you cant get e- from sunlight bc photons don’t have e-… if you use sunlight for E you need e- elsewhere) 11. Define and recognize the major nutritional types of microorganisms based on their energy source, electron source, and carbon source. -Based on E source ~phototrophs use light ~ chemotrophs obtain E from oxidation of chemical cmpds -Based on e- source ~lithotrophs used reduced inorg substances ~organotrophs obtain e- from org cmpds -Based on Carbon source ~heterotrophs- use org mlcs as C source (which often serve as E & e- source as well) ~autotrophs- use CO2 as their sole or principle C source -must obtain E and e- from other sources -primary producers ** CO2 is the most oxidized form of C in nature—cant use it as an e- source, only C source 12. Define metabolism, catabolism, and anabolism. Metabolism: total of all chemical rxns occurring in the cell *** need macros- get them from 3 diff sources: 1. metabolite- product of metabolism 2. ATP used in all steps 3. Reducing power from e- comes in to help w/ E production to give monomer building blocks that help w/ macromlcs that come together from bact Two parts of metabolism: catabolism and anabolism! Catabolism: -get building blocks, E, & e- - fueling rxns -E-conserving rxns - provide reducing power (e-) - generate precursors for photosynthesis Anabolism: - the synthesis of complex org mlcs from simpler ones gathered in catabolism - requires E & building blocks from fueling rxns 13. Understand the concepts of free energy (G) and standard free energy change ( G ). ENERGY AND WORK: ***available after a chemical rxn has completed- whatever E is left over can be used for work Energy: capacity to do work or cause particular change - G= free E (the amt of E that is available to do useful work) Types of work carried out by microorgs: - chemical- synthesis of new cellular material - transport- take up of nutrients, repair & replace, elimination of wastes, & maintenance of ion balances - mechanical- motility of cells, chemotaxis o Standard Free E: ( G ) -standard free E change at pH 7, temp of 25 deg C, 1 atm, reactants & products at 1 M concentration 14. Distinguish between exergonic and endergonic chemical o reactions and their relationship to  G . Exergonic: release E - A+B yields C+D+Energy o -  G  is (-): rxn proceeds spontaneously - occurs w/ extra E input Endergonic: require E - A+B+Energy yields C+D -  G  is (+): rxn will NOT proceed spontaneously - no E released - need input of E to make rxn occur 15. Explain the importance of ATP. ATP: - about 31 kJ/mol (abt 7.3 kcal/mol from breaking off a phosph from ATP) of E is released when ATP is hydrolyzed to ADP+Pi (1kcal= nutritional calorie, 4184 Joules) - about 46 kJ/mol of E is released when ATP hydrolyzed to AMP+ 2Pi - 3 phosphates (remove 1 off of ATP=ADP-creates release of E) - high phoph transfer potential bc it commonly breaks off the phosphate to give other mlcs (glycolysis, glucose-6, phosph… all from ATP-makes it a good mlc for E storage) - breaking squiggly bond= gaining more E than a normal covalent bond; doesn’t mean its difficult to break, however-pretty easy to make ATP in cell for storage & pretty easy to break those bonds - breaking the 2 phosph releases collectively (btw the 1 & st nd 2 ) 46 kJ/mol- doesn’t couple the E from breaking off the 1 (31 kJ/mol)- you don’t get 62 kJ/mol - closer to phosphate is to the mlc= the tighter the hold; takes more E to break, releasing E in return; has to do w/ mlc stability 16. Be aware of other high-energy compounds, and know the change in standard free energy requirement for cells to use them. Oxidation/Reduction=Redox rxns: - conserve E in the form of ATP or other E righ cmpds - many metabolic processes involve redox rxns (e- transfers) - e- carriers are often used to transfer e- from an e- donor to an e- acceptor - can result in E release, which can be conserved as ATP or another E-righ cmpd - frequently involve the transfer of not just e- but both an e- plus a proton (H+) Oxidation: - removal of an e- (or e-s) from a substance Reduction: - addition of an e- (or e-s) to a substance 17. Understand redox reactions including the standard reduction potential (E0) of half reactions, the electron tower, and their relationship to  G . Standard Reduction Potential (E ): 0 - equilibrium constant for an oxid-red rxn - a measure of the tendency of the reducing agent to loss e- ** more (-) E 0= better e- donor **more(+) E 0 better e- acceptor 18. Describe the location, organization, and functions of the Electron Transport Chains in bacteria. E Tower: - the greater the diff btw the E 0 of the donor and the E 0 of the acceptor= the more (-)  G o - standard reduction is released to free E change - higher diff btw voltage= more E released - O2= best acceptor - Baby screams louder as it does to the bottom & then there is more E released as they go down - Foes from red to oxid - Is more red if more H+ E and e- flow in metabolism: - flow of e- down the tower releases E - light E is used to drive e- up the tower during photosynthesis e- transport Chain: - e- carriers organized into ETC w/ the 1 e- carrier having the most (-) E0 st ~ the pot E stored in the 1 redox couple is released & used to form ATP ~ 1 carrier is reduced & e- moved to the next carrier & so on -the net E change of the complete rxn sequence is determined by the diff in reduction potentials btw the primary & final acceptor - christa- inside mitochondria; bact don’t have mitochondria so use plasma memb 19. Define the two classes of electron carriers. Two classes: Coenzymes: freely diffusible; can transfer e- from one place to another in the cell (ex. NAD) Prosthetic groups: firmly attached (fixed) to enzymes in the plasma memb; fxn in memb- associated e- transport rxs (ex. Cytochoromes) 20. Describe how NAD /NADH and NADP /NADPH carry electrons and their roles in metabolism. NAD+: nicotinaminde adenine dinucleotide (nanny) NADP+: nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosph (w/out e- s/oxidized) NADH & NADPH: are good e- donors (reduction pot of redox couples in -0.32 V) NAD+/NADH: works the same way except involved in ana - coenzymes- freely diffusible - carries 2 e- plus 1 H+ (1 H+ is released) - involved in catabolism ***NADp+.NADPH works the same way except involved in anabolism DISEASES Strep Throat (Streptococcal pharyngitis) -cause: group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus - characteristics: coccus, gram(+) - transmission: close contact w/ infected person - symptoms: sore throat, fever, enlarged lymph nodes Cholera -cause: Vibrio cholerae (bacterium) - characteristics: gram(-), vibrio: comma-shaped -transmission: consuming contaminated water or food (fecal contamination) - symptoms: bad diarrhea and vomiting- dehydration Bacterial Meningitis -cause: Neisseria meningitidis - characteristics: gram(-), diplococcus - transmission: direct close contact with discharges from the nose or throat of person who is infected - symptoms: loss of motor fxn, respiratory tract symptoms, stiff neck Lyme Disease -cause: bact from genus Borrelia-- Borrelia burgdorferi - characteristics: gram(-), spirochete -transmission: ticks, from blood - symptoms: not all who have it show symptoms- if symptoms: flu-like, bulls-eye rash, joint pain Infectious Monocucleosis **better known as Mono -cause: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) -characteristics: core with spikes and envelope -transmission: kissing, through saliva, sneezing -symptoms: fever, sore throat, tiredness, inflamed lymph nodes Gas Gangrene -cause: C. perfringens -characteristics: gram (+), streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio vulnificus -transmission: direct contact with bacteria -symptoms: produces gas in tissues/swollen wound, very sudden, infected area is inflammed


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