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Chapter 16: 1-11 Single-Celled Organisms: Bacteria and Archaea

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Biology Homework Chapter 16: Prokaryotes


Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Chapter 16: The Origins and Evolution of Microbial Life, sections 1-11.

Study Notes

We have three distinct topics in this chapter; keeping in mind which "subsection" you are in will help you organize the material.

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Prokaryotic Forms

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Perform the study activity below:

Work through the Click and Learn activity Winogradsky Column: Microbial Ecology in A Bottle. Read the background tab, then use the slide to examine each layer in the Winodradsky column. How do the bacterial organisms found in the bottle differ in the different microenvironments? What factors affect isolation of different types of bacteria into the different layers? How does the bottle simulate an actual pond environment?

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.