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Prokaryotic Cell Review Question
Prokaryotic Cell
Practice Test Questions
Part I & Part II
These multiple choice and true/false questions are designed to help students practice and test their understanding of  Prokaryotic Cells.
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Endomembrane System of a Eukaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz

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4. What type of cells have peptidoglycan as part of the cell wall? What is the function of peptidoglycan?

5How do prokaryotic cells divide? What is the name of the process, and how does it proceed?

6. What is the primary difference between  Gram-negative and Gram-positive  bacteria and why is this difference medically important?

7. What is a plasmid? Describe its role.

8. What is conjugation? How is it beneficial to bacteria?

9. How does osmosis relate to the fact that a cell's plasma membrane is semi-permeable?

10. What are the two types of bacterial glycocalyces and how do they differ?

11. Name and define the different bacterial cell extensions.

12. List and describe the different bacterial cell shapes and arrangements.

13. Regarding osmosis, what would happen to a bacterial cell placed in water?

14. Prokaryotic cells can have two types of structures with genetic information. What are they? Describe each.

1. What role do ribosomes play in carrying out the genetic instructions?

2. Describe several general characteristics that could be used to define prokaryotes.

3. List and define the parts of the prokaryotic cell that we discussed.

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These are review questions from the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom, designed to help students better understand Prokaryotic Cell Structure & Function. They are based on materials that can be found on the Prokaryotic Cell Main Page.

Prokaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz
Image of generic prokaryotic cell. 
For labeled diagram of same cell, click here
For a practice assignment on diagramming a prokaryotic cell click here.
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