Asked in Genetics
What structures separates a bacterium from the surrounding environment?
A bacterium is separated from its surrounding environment by its cell wall. It is a structure which provides protection and structural integrity to the bacterium. ...
Asked in Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology (cytology)
What cell structure does a Gram-negative bacterium have that a Gram-positive bacteria does not?
A Gram-negative bacterium has an extra layer that is outside the peptidoglycan layer of the cell wall. ...
Asked in Biology
What technology did MacKinnon use to discover the structure of the potassium ion channel?
The Bacterium Streptomyces lividans
Asked in Health
What the surface of staphylococcus?
Staphlococci are bacteria with a round shape when viewed under a microscope. There are many types of staph bacteria. All bacteria have protein walls which are have a unique molecular structure to the type of bacterium, so only the correct antibody can fit this structure and destroy the bacterium cell. ...
Asked in Infectious Diseases
How did scientists studying the tobacco mosaic disease know that infectious agent must be smaller than a bacterium?
Scientists knew that the tobacco mosaic disease must be smaller than a bacterium because it was a virus that lacked cell structures and organelles while bacterium have SOME structure, thus explaining the decrease in size. ...
What is the basic structure of a bacterium?
A bacterium is a unicelluar organism typically, meaning it only has one cell. Within this cell is a nucleus which stores genetic information allowing the organism to function, and cytoplasm in which many reactions essential for life to take place. ...
Asked in Cell Biology (cytology)
Does bacterium have eukaryotic or prokarotic cells?
Bacterium are prokaryotic cells.