eon in which microorganisms first evolved on Earth
era in which microorganisms first evolved on Earth
credited with introducing inoculations to the Americas
disproved spontaneous generation and supported biogenesis
provided evidence for the Germ Theory of Disease using Koch's postulates
accidentally discovered the antimicrobial properties of penicillin
discovered the strain of Penicillium that could be mass produced for antibiotics
proposed the Endosymbiotic Theory
helped low-income producers replenish nitrogen in their soils
single sugar units
macromolecule composed of two monosaccharides
macromolecule composed of 3 to 20 monosaccharides
macromolecule composed of 20+ monosaccharides
monomeric units of DNA or RNA
segment of DNA encoding for a protein or non-coding RNA molecule
polymer containing genetic information
genetic element that carries all the genes required by a microorganism (e.g. bacterium)
extrachromosomal element that houses genes
multicellular organisms that exist as multiple cells or colonies of cells
matrix enclosed within a plasma membrane that is composed of water, salts, and proteins and contains cellular structures
structural layer outside the plasma membrane surrounding some cells
polysaccharide composing the cell walls of bacteria
grape-clustered arrangement of cells
cocci cells arranged in chains
bacillus cells arranged in chains
cells with thick layers of peptidoglycan, teichoic acids, and two-ring flagella that stain purple in a Gram stain
cells with thin layers of peptidoglycan, lipopolysaccharides, and four-ring flagella that stain red in a Gram stain
cells with a layer of mycolic acid in their cell walls that stain red following an acid-fast stain
monomeric units of polypeptides or proteins
short, linear sequences of amino acids
polypeptides or groups of polypeptides forming a molecule with secondary, tertiary, and (occasionally) quaternary structure that has a specific function
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