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Microbiology: Chapter 7

by: Savannah Carter

Microbiology: Chapter 7 Bio 221

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These are notes taken in the 7th week of class. Topics include metabolism and enzymes
Teresa Rich
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Date Created: 10/07/16
Microbiology: Chapter 7 – Microbial Metabolism  Enzymes o Proteins that increase the speed of chemical reactions o Lowers the activation energy  Minimum amount of energy needed to start a reaction o Very selective – each enzyme works for a specific reaction o Never used up by the reaction o Break down macromolecules  Utilization of Energy o Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)  Made of adenosine and 3 phosphate groups  Allows for quick and easy access to energy when needed by the cell  Type of chemical energy  Energy is released by breaking the chemical bonds between 2 phosphate groups o Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP)  What you are left with after giving up one phosphate group  Needs to be recharged back into ATP  Mitochondria adds a phosphate onto the end  Catabolism o Breaks bonds from a large molecule to form smaller ones o Releases ATP o Cellular Respiration  How we get energy from the food we eat (glucose)  Glucose must be transformed into ATP to be used by the cell  One molecule of glucose yields a total of 38 ATP  Anaerobic Respiration  Glycolysis o Doesn’t need oxygen o Occurs in the cytoplasm o Breaks glucose into 2 molecules of pyruvic acid o Invest 2 ATP to yield 4 ATP o Glucose (6 C)  2 pyruvates (3 C each) + 2 ATP + 2 NADH o Fermentation  If O2 is present, pyruvates move on to the Krebs cycle  If O2 is not present, pyruvates are fermented into lactic acid  Aerobic Respiration  Krebs Cycle o Occurs in the mitochondria o Converts pyruvates from glycolysis into ATP o One pyruvate is oxidized  One of the 3 carbons binds with oxygen and leaves the cell as CO2  Leaves Acetyl coA (2 carbons) o NAD+ and FAD pick up hydrogens from the pyruvates, charging them up  Each pyruvate gives 3 NADH and 1 FADH2  Electron Transport Chain o Can produce 34 ATP o Each NADH gives 3 ATP o Each FADH2 gives 1 ATP  Anabolism o Also called biosynthesis o Synthesis of cell molecules and structures o Requires ATP for building o Cells can build all macromolecules o Production is limited to nutrients available o Autotrophs  Obtain all building blocks from sun energy o Heterotrophs  Must consume some of the needed building blocks o Carbohydrate Biosynthesis  Glucose  Very important to carbohydrate synthesis  The body will convert other sugars to glucose  Uses. . . o Energy in glycolysis o Converted to starch and lipids to be stored o Building  Carbs needed for. . .  Cell walls  Energy storage  Sugar groups in nucleic acids  Capsules and Glycocaylx  Cell receptors and markers o Protein Synthesis  50% of the dry weight of the cell  Needed for . . .  Enzymes  Membrane channels and receptors  Some organisms can manufacture all amino acids, while others need to ingest some o Amphibolism  Balances anabolism and catabolism  Best way to meet the cell’s needs  Doesn’t make things the cell doesn’t need  Prevents the waste of energy or reactants o Assembly of the Cell  Metabolism Within the Cell  Both happen continuously in an optimal environment  Anabolism: builds components  Catabolism: provides energy and building blocks by breaking components apart  When Cells Divide, They Must. . .  Duplicate everything  Produce enough macromolecules to serve 2 cells  DNA replication produces duplicate copies of the cell’s genetic material  Cell membrane and cell wall increase in size


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