Bacteria

About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.

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Bacteria

Post by ckjones » Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:43 pm

Which of the following is NOT an evolutionary adaptation in bacteria?

a) They reproduce rapidly

b) They have a high rate of mutaion

c) They cannot exist under adverse conditions

d) They can utilize substances harmful to other organisms

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:12 pm

c, because it is not true. Bacteria can live in acids, cyanide, hot water, the works...
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Post by ckjones » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:16 pm

thank you

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