Prokaryotes


  • Introduction
  • Moneran Structure
  • Motility
  • Cellular Organization
  • Moneran Reproduction
  • Moneran Metabolism
  • Moneran Classification - 2 domains
  • detailed analysis of bacteria allowed the discovery of the archaea, more closely related to eukaryotes than other bacteria
  • a handful of soil may contain 10,000 species of prokaryotes
  • genomic analysis reveals that blue-green bacteria are monophyletic, but gram - bacteria are polyphyletic
  • because of the ease of DNA exchange, bacteria and archaea are mosaics of genes shuffled horizontally between species
  • Prokaryotic Recycling
  • Symbiosis
  • Human Pathogens
  • Prokaryotes in Research