Bacteria Reading assignment
For the following paragraphs
1) Highlight the common structures (things found in ALL cells) 2) Underline the functions of structure for bacteria 3) Complete the 3rd column of your "Structure and Function of Cells" Notetaker Sheet What Do Cells Do?
Understanding normal cell structures and their functions helps scientists understand what goes wrong to allow diseases, including the infectious diseases caused by microbes, to progress. Although there are many differences between the cells of various organisms, such as plants, animals, and microbes, there are some key similarities in all cells.
One structure common to every cell is a cell membrane that separates it from the outside environment. Similarly, every cell has genetic material in the form of chromosomes which contain a molecule called DNA. There are also a large number of proteins and other molecules that carry out the chemical reactions needed for a cell to live, grow and reproduce. Some cells contain structures that are surrounded by a membrane, which creates a barrier between the inside of the structure and the rest of the cell. These membrane-bound structures are called organelles.
Bacterial Cell Structure
A bacterial cell does not have a nucleus or other membrane-bound structures. The gene...