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GRE Biology: Bacterial Biology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Under a microscope, which organism would appear as a chain of rod-shaped cells?

Question 2 2. Why is Clostridium difficile infection so dangerous?

Question 3 3. Which statement about the cell wall is FALSE?

Question 4 4. Which of the following would NOT be likely to yield the formation of endospores?

Question 5 5. Which chemical is effective at killing endospores?

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Question 6 6. Which statement is TRUE about transduction?

Question 7 7. If it were not for transduction and other methods of creating genetic diversity, all bacteria would be _____.

Question 8 8. Starting from inside the cell, what is the correct order of cell envelope components in Gram-negative bacteria?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements about glycolysis is FALSE?

Question 10 10. What would happen to a bacteria with no plasmids that was put into a low-stress environment, and why?

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Question 11 11. The three major shapes of spiral bacteria are _____.

Question 12 12. Which statement BEST describes the bacterial cell membrane?

Question 13 13. Assuming optimum growth conditions, what is the average doubling time of E. coli?

Question 14 14. Which statement is TRUE regarding conjugation?

Question 15 15. During infection, the immune response is likely to have what impact on bacterial cell competence?

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Question 16 16. In oxidative phosphorylation:

Question 17 17. During respiration which of the following best describes what happens to the protons?

Question 18 18. The correct order of metabolic processes during aerobic respiration using glucose as an energy source is:

Question 19 19. What would happen to a bacteria if its plasmid was removed?

Question 20 20. Why is using bacteria (and the process of transformation) to make human proteins an advantage?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a reason E. coli is a good model organism?

Question 22 22. In what order do bacteria endospores return to active growth?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is true regarding aerobic respiration?

Question 24 24. The natural host of E. coli is:

Question 25 25. All of the following are TRUE of anaerobic respiration, EXCEPT:

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Question 26 26. In oxidation-reduction reactions:

Question 27 27. How are some bacteria able to move?

Question 28 28. Bacillus is a genus of bacteria that also refers to what cell shape?

Question 29 29. A plasmid is:

Question 30 30. Describing fermentation as an anaerobic process means that _____

GRE Biology: Bacterial Biology Chapter Exam Instructions

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