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Bacteria in a particular environment

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Bacteria in a particular environment

Postby doriscy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:17 pm

I've been given an essay,can anybody help me to find the answer?
"How prosthecae,cytoplasmic inclusions and endospores contribute to the survival of bacteria in a particular environment? "
Thank you very much.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:53 pm

well, do you know what the terms mean and what those structures do? basically all you need to do is list their functions...
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Postby doriscy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:58 pm

actually i don't know what "prosthecae" mean.. :(
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:06 pm

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Postby jayanthy » Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:45 pm

prosthecae are appendages of the cell wall in certain bacteria which help the bacteria to attach to a surface and draw nutrients even in places having poor supply of nutrients. Cytoplasmic inclusions may be acidophilic or basophilic with proteins while endospores are reproductive structures that can withstand extreme conditions. All three of them help in the survival of bacteria.
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