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BIOS242 OL, Week 6
Lab 6: Bacterial Cell Structures: An Introduction to the Bacterial Cell Virtual Simulation
Describe the general bacterial cell structure and function, including differentiating between
the most common shapes of bacteria and cell arrangements.
Describe the general bacterial cytoplasmic content and compare it to eukaryotic
Describe specific features of bacteria such as plasmids, flagella, or inclusion bodies and
how they are necessary for bacteria to survive.
Introduction: Global warming is causing the ice to melt in Antarctica, leading to the discovery of
bacteria that have survived this extreme environment. In this simulation, you will learn about
bacterial cell structures and how these are important for bacterial survival.
First, you will collect a sample of melted ice from Antarctica that contains various bacteria. Your
task is to investigate what is in the sample, and which bacterial cell structures are important for
To analyze your bacterial sample and to understand the bacterial cell’s internal and external
structures, you will explore the motility features and shapes of bacteria in your sample. You will
also compare the outer and inner bacterial cell structures to that of the Eukaryotic cell and
assemble the cytoplasmic content of the bacterial and the Eukaryoti …
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