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How are specific genus and species names properly formatted?

How are specific genus and species names properly formatted?


School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Biological Sciences
Course: Microbiology and Man
Professor: Daryl lam
Term: Winter 2016
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Study Guide exam 1 2/2/16 11:57 AM

How are specific genus and species names properly formatted?


• Facts to know

o Microbial individuals are too small to be seen with the naked  eye

• Linnaeus system

o How to correctly “format” scientific genus and species names ???? Italicized or underlined 

???? Genus is capitalized

???? Specific epithet is lower case

???? Ex: Escherichia coli

• Viruses vs Cellular organisms  

o Viruses

???? Acellular

???? Consist of DNA or RNA care If you want to learn more check out Who was the first woman executed in connecticut for being perceived as a witch?

✂ Surrounded by protein coat

What does pasteur's experiment demonstrate?

• Maybe be enclosed in lipid envelope

???? Only replicated when they are in living host cell

• 3 Domain system of classification (for cellular organisms)

o bacteria

o archaea

o eukarya

• Cell theory

o All living things are composed of cells and come from  

preexisting cells

o “biogenesis” living organisms arise from preexisting life

• Spontaneous generation

o Living organisms arise from nonliving matter

• Pasteur’s experiment

o Demonstrated:  

What refers to the study of fungi?

???? microorganisms are present in air and can contaminate  

sterile solutions

???? heat can kill microorganisms

o experiment

???? Nutrient broth placed in S-shaped flask, heated,  We also discuss several other topics like What are some examples of applied anthropology?

✂ not sealed

• Microbial growth

✂ Sealed

• No microbial growth

o Aseptic (sterile) technique/ Contamination

???? Heat kills microorganisms

???? Used to prevent contamination by unwanted microbes • Fermentation

o Conversion of sugar to alcohol to make beer and wine • Pasteurization

o Application of a high heat for a short time

• Vaccine

o The protection is called immunity

o Agent or virus is given to patient to build antibodies,  

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protected from smallpox

• Antibiotic  

o Chemicals produced by bacteria and fungi that inhibit or kill  other microbes

• Define

o Bacteriology

???? Study of bacteria

o Mycology

???? Study of fungi

o Parasitology

???? Study of protozoa and parasitic worms

o Immunology

???? Study of immunity

o Virology Don't forget about the age old question of Which religions support pre-industrial views?

???? Study of viruses We also discuss several other topics like What refers to uniform distribution among society's members?

• Bioremediation  

o Microbe involvement

???? Ex: microbes (bacteria) degrade organic matter in  We also discuss several other topics like Which punctuation is used for possessives?

sewage such as oil and mercury

Ch 2

• 3 subatomic particles of atom

o proton

o neutron

o electron

• atomic number

o number of protons

• atomic mass

o number of protons + neutrons

• covalent bond vs. ionic bond

o covalent: 2 atoms share 1 or more pairs of electrons o ionic: attractions between ions of opposite of opposite  charges

???? 1 atom loses (-) and another gains (+)

• hydrogen bond

o forms when

???? hydrogen atom covalently bonds to O

???? N atom is attracted to another O or N

• strength of  

o covalent, ionic, hydrogen

???? strongest= hydrogen

???? ionic

???? weakest=covalent

• elements of organic compounds

o carbon

o hydrogen

• elements 95% of organisms weight

o carbon

o hydrogen

o nitrogen

o oxygen

• basic properties of water

o inorganic

o polar

???? acts as solvent

???? used in chem reactions

???? temp buffer

o hydrophilic

o high specific heat

o surface tension

o dissociation or ionization

• physical states of water

o solid

o liquid

o gas

• acids and bases

o acid substance that dissociates into 1 or more H+ and an  anion

???? HCl ✁ H+ + Cl

o Base substance that dissociates into 1 or more OH- and a  cation

???? NaOH ✁ Na+ + OH

o ph value amount of H+ in a solution= pH

???? pH=-log[H+]

???? increasing H+

✂ increase acidity, decrease pH

???? increasing OH-

✂ increase alkalinity, increase pH

• salt substance that dissociates into cations and anions, neither of  which is H+ or OH

o NaCl ✁ Na+ + Cl-

???? Table salt, held together by an ionic bond

• biological macromolecules

o carbohydrates

???? monomer: glucose

???? biological ex: starch, glycogen, chitin, cellulose ✂ important for use in structures and energy  


✂ (CH2O)n 

o lipids

???? monomers: glycerol, 1-3 fatty acids

???? biological ex: fats or triglycerides

✂ primary components of cell membranes

???? characteristics

✂ C, H, and O

✂ Nonpolar, uncharged

✂ Hydrophobic, insoluble in water

• proteins

o monomers: amino acids

o biological ex: proteins, enzymes

???? essential in cell structure and function

???? transporters, flagella, bacterial toxins, antibodies, and  some hormones are proteins

o bonds= peptide bonds

• nucleic acids

o monomers: nucleotides

???? pentose, phosphate group(s), N-containing base

o biological ex: DNA, RNA

???? DNA:  

✂ Deoxyribose

✂ double helix

✂ hereditary material

✂ order forms genetic instructions for RNA and  


???? RNA:

✂ Ribose

✂ Single stranded

• hydrophobic vs. hydrophilic

o hydrophobic= repel water

o hydrophilic= attracted to water, form ionic or H-bonds • dehydration synthesis

o removal of water  

o joins 2 monosaccharides

• saturated vs unsaturated lipids

o saturated: no double bonds, all C are saturated with H o unsaturated: 1 or more double bond in fatty acid

• protein importance to cellular metabolism

o speed up chemical reactions

o some (transporter proteins) move chemical across  membranes

• protein structure

o primary

???? chain of amino acids

o secondary

???? chain folds and coils into helix or pleats

✂ due to H-bonds

✂ local and repetitious

✂ shape: α-helix or β-pleats

o tertiary

???? helix folds irregularly forming

✂ disulfide bonds

✂ H-bonds

✂ Ionic bonds

✂ Between anion acid R-groups in chain

o Quaternary

???? 2 or more polypeptides

• protein denaturation

o unfolding

o protein loses function

o causes

???? high temp, hostile pH, improper salt conc.  

• Importance of ATP

o Energy molecule for life

o Structure

???? Ribose, adenine and 3 phosphate groups

???? Made by dehydration

???? Broken by hydrolysis

✂ Liberating energy

Ch 4

• Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes

o Pro= before nucleus

???? 1 circular chromosome DNA, no membrane

???? no histones

???? no membrane-bound organelles

???? binary fission

???? peptidoglycan cell walls

✂ peptidoglycan: polymer of NAG and NAM

o Eu= true nucleus  

???? Paired linear chromosomes, nuclear membrane

???? Histones

???? Membrane-bound organelles  

???? Simple polysaccharide cell walls when present

???? Mitotic spindle, meiosis

• Basic shapes of bacterial cells

o Coccus: spherical

o Bacillus: rod shaped

o Spiral: twisted

• Define  

o Monomorphic

???? One shape (most bacteria fall under this category) o Pleomorphic  

???? Many shapes (few bacteria are this)

• Glycocalyx

o Outside cell wall

o Sticky polysaccharide  

???? Extracellular polysaccharide allows cell to attach

o Required by many pathogens

o Slime layer vs. capsule

???? Slime layer: unorganized and loose

???? Capsule: neatly organized

• Flagella

o Motility  

???? Rotate flagella to run (go straight) or tumble (change  direction)

???? Move toward or away from stimuli (taxis)

✂ Chemotaxis

• Occurs when whole organism travels up or  

down a chemical conc. gradient

✂ Phototaxis

• Occurs when whole organism moves  

towards or away from stimulus of light

o Define

???? Monotrichous

✂ 1 flagellum on 1 side

???? Iophotrichous

✂ A few (3) flagella on both sides

???? Amphitrichous

✂ 1 flagellum on each side, 2 total

???? Peritrichous  

✂ Many flagella all over

• Define

o Endoflagella  

???? Special flagella of spirochetes that spiral tightly around  the cell

???? Anchored at one end of cell

???? Rotation causes cell to move in corkscrew motion

o Fimbriae

???? Allow attachment

o Pili  

???? Used to transfer DNA from 1 cell to another

• Prokaryotes

o Cell wall

???? Materials: peptidoglycan (in bacteria)

???? Purpose: prevents osmotic lysis

o gram-positive vs gram-negative bacteria

???? gram-positive

✂ thick peptidoglycan

✂ teichoic acids (negative charge)

• lipoteichoic acid links to plasma membrane  

• wall teichoic acid links to peptidoglycan

✂ no outer membrane

✂ contains mycolic acid in acid-fast cells

✂ looks like layers of peptidoglycan sitting on top of  


???? gram-negative  

✂ thin peptidoglycan

✂ no teichoic acid

✂ outer membrane

• lipopolysaccharides, lipoproteins,  


• forms periplasm between outer membrane  

& plasma membrane

• protection from phagocytes, complement,  

and antibiotics

• LPS (lipopolysaccharide)

o O-polysaccharide antigen, e.g. E. coli

o Lipid A is an endotoxin (characteristic  


• Porins (proteins) form channels through  


• Net negative charge on cell surface

✂ Looks like double layer membrane

o cell (plasma) membrane

???? materials: phospholipid bilayer (=1 membrane),  peripheral proteins, integral proteins (some are  


???? purpose: selective permeability allows passage of some  molecules

???? enzymes for ATP production located here for bacteria o define

???? diffusion

✂ simple diffusion: movement of solute from area of  high conc to low conc

✂ no ATP needed

???? facilitative diffusion

✂ solute combines with transporter protein in  


✂ no ATP needed

???? active transport

✂ low conc ✁ high conc  

✂ requires

• energy

• transporter protein


???? Osmosis

✂ Movement of water across selectively permeable  

membrane from area of high conc to area of low  

water conc

✂ Osmotic pressure pressure needed to stop  

movement of water across membrane  


o difference

???? isotonic

✂ no net movement of water

???? hypotonic

✂ water moves into the cell and may cause the cell  

to burst if the wall is weak or damaged

???? hypertonic

✂ water moves out of the cell, causing its cytoplasm  to shrink  

o cytoplasm

???? substance inside of plasma membrane

o nucleoid  

???? different from nucleus

???? not a true nucleus

???? no nuclear membrane

o endospore

???? resting cells (not reproductive)

???? for survival  

???? no metabolism occurs (dehydration)

???? resistant to desiccation, heat, chemicals

???? bacillus, clostridium

✂ ex: anthrax and botulism

???? sporulation endospore formation process

???? germination the return to vegetative (normal) state o fact to know

???? prokaryote ribosomes are smaller than eukaryotic  


• eukaryotes

o cell wall

???? materials: simple polysaccharides

???? plants, algae, fungi

???? carbohydrates

o pellicle

???? flexible outer protein covering on some protozoa o glycocalyx

???? carbohydrates extending from animal plasma  membrane

???? bonded to proteins and lipids in membrane

o define

???? cytoplasm

✂ substance inside plasma and outside nucleus ???? cytosol

✂ fluid portion of cytoplasm

???? cytoskeleton

✂ microfilaments, intermediate filaments,  


???? cytoplasmic streaming

✂ movement of cytoplasm throughout cells

o Function of organelles

???? Membrane-bound

✂ Nucleus

• Contains chromosomes (DNA)

✂ ER

• Transport network

✂ Golgi complex

• Membrane formation and secretion

✂ Lysosome

• Digestive enzymes

✂ Vacuole

• Brings food into cells and provides support

✂ Mitochondrion

• Cellular respiration, ATP production

✂ Chloroplast

• Photosynthesis

✂ Peroxisome

• Oxidation of fatty acids; destroys H2O2 

o Endosymbiotic theory

???? Explains the origin of eukaryotic cells from prokaryotes

Ch 5

• Metabolism: sum of chem reactions in an organism

o Catabolism vs. anabolism

???? Catabolism: breakdown molecules to generate ATP

???? Anabolism: use ATP to build molecules

• Molecule used as an energy source for all biological organisms o ATP

• Enzymes

o Decrease activation energy needed for reaction to occur o Speed up chem reactions by putting reactants closer together  and in a proper orientation

???? Effectively increases collision frequency

o Biological catalysts

???? Specific for a chem reaction

???? Not used up in that reaction

???? “___ase” (see pg 113)

???? parts

✂ apoenzyme protein portion

✂ cofactor nonprotein component

• Fe, Mg, Ca, Zn

✂ Coenzyme organic cofactor


• Important coenzymes




o Coenzyme A

✂ Holoenzyme apoenzyme + cofactor (coenzyme)

• Collision theory: chem reactions can occur when atoms, ions, and  molecules collide

o activation energy

???? needed to disrupt electronic configurations so a reaction  can occur

o reaction rate

???? Frequency of collisions with enough energy  

???? Can be increased by

✂ Enzymes

✂ Increasing temp or pressure

• Heat= faster

• Cold= slower

• Higher pressure: harder, faster

• Lower pressure: less

• active site  

o where the substrate binds

• factors influencing enzyme activity

o pH

o temp

o substrate conc

• competitive inhibitor vs. noncompetitive inhibitor  

o competitive

???? binds to active site blocking substrate

o noncompetitive

???? binds to allosteric site

???? alters active site blocking substrate

• feedback inhibition

o allosteric regulation

• oxidation vs. reduction

o oxidation

???? removal of electrons

???? OIL= oxidation is loss

o Reduction

???? Gain of electrons

???? RIG= reduction is gain

• methods of ATP generation

o Substrate-level phosphorylation (SLP)

???? Transfer of high-energy PO4- directly to ADP

???? C-C-C ~ P + ADP ✁ C-C-C + ATP

o Oxidative phosphorylation (OP)

???? Energy released from the transfer of electrons  

(oxidation) of 1 compound to another (reduction) is  

used to generate ATP by chemiosmosis

o Photophosphorylation

???? Plants, algae, cyanobacteria

???? Light causes chlorophyll to give up electrons

✂ Energy released from transfer of electrons  

(oxidation) of chlorophyll through a system of  

carrier molecules is used to generate ATP

• carbohydrate catabolism

o Glucose has electrons that can be removed (by oxidations)  and carried (by coenzymes) to system that stores energy in  ATP

o Breakdown of carbohydrates to release energy involves • glycolysis  

o cost: 2 ATP

o products: 4 ATP, 2 NADH, 2 pyruvate

o net gain: 2 ATP

o cell part where it occurs

???? cytoplasm

• fermentation  

o aerobic vs anaerobic

???? anaerobic= oxygen NOT present

✂ Pyruvate is converted into

• Lactic acid, ethanol, mixed acids, 2,3  

butanediol, propionic acid, acetone-butanol  

Via fermentation

???? aerobic= oxygen present

✂ Pyruvate is converted to Acetyl CoA

✂ Via

• Pyruvate Oxidation in Mitochondria of  

eukaryotes or cytosol of prokaryotes: Kreb’s  

Cycle (CO2) and Electron Transport (H2O)

???? types named after end product

✂ lactic acid fermentation

• lactic acid= end product

✂ alcohol fermentation

• ethanol= end product

• CO2= end product

• Krebs cycle (CAC or TCA)

o Where does it occur in eukaryotes

???? Mitochondrial matrix

o How many reactions in cycle

???? 9 reactions

o Carbohydrates ✁ CO2

???? Carbons in pyruvate (product of glycolysis) are oxidized  to CO2

o Aerobic or anaerobic?

???? aerobic

• facts to know

o pyruvate oxidation joins glycolysis with the Krebs (CAC) o NADH and FADH2 products from the Krebs cycle are used to  drive (power) the electron transport chain

o Electron transport chain makes the 36 ATP (eukaryotes) or 38  ATP (prokaryotes)

o ATP production in electron transport chain is called  

chemiosmosis and it involves oxidative phosphorylation

Example Questions

• A prokaryotic cell

o Lacks a nucleus

o Lacks membrane bound organelles

o Is an organism in either domain Archaea or Bacteria

o All the above 

• In a single molecule of water, the H and O atoms are held together  with by ____

o Ionic bonds

o Covalent bonds 

o Hydrogen bonds

o None of the above

• Enzymes

o Are biological catalysts

o Can be denatured by changed in temp

o Can be denatured by changes in pH

o All the above 

• Which 2 organelles were specifically discussed in regards to  endosymbiotic theory

o Mitochondrion and chloroplasts

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