Cell Structure and Function
How do specialized structures (e.g. flagella, endospores and pili) confer critical capabilities to bacteria and archaea?
- Diagram the structure of a bacterial flagellum.
- State the function of pili and fimbriae.
- List the features of endospores that allow them to survive extreme conditions over long periods of time.
- Compare and contrast the structure of cell membranes and cell walls in Bacteria and Archaea.
- Explain how specialized structures (e.g., pili/fimbrae, capsules, lipopolysaccharides, spores, or flagella) enable a microbe to survive in a given environment.
- Predict how losing the ability to make a specialized structure (e.g., pili/fimbrae, capsules, lipopolysaccharides, spores, or flagella) might affect survival.
- Compare and contrast the different cellular transport processes (e.g., facilitated diffusion, ion driven transport/simple transport, ABC transporter, group translocation, etc.) with regard to the proteins involved and the energy source used.