Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)

Chapter 28: Prokaryotes

Learning Outcomes

Chapter 28
  • Differentiate and compare prokaryotes versus eukaryotes.
  • Differentiate and compare archaebacteria with bacteria.
  • Know the features and functions of structures found in bacteria.
  • Understand why mutation is important to the genetic diversity of bacteria.
  • Differentiate among photosynthetic, chemoautotrophic, and heterotrophic bacteria in terms of how they obtain energy.
  • Illustrate the importance of bacteria as pathogens.
  • Illustrate the importance of the benefits of bacteria in the ecosystem, genetic engineering and as biofactories.
  • Discuss the role of bacteria in biterrorism.
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