Bacillus Subtilis: Characteristics & Arrangement


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What is the name of the molecule found in the cell wall of bacteria like 'B. subtilis'?

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1. Which is the reason B. subtilis forms spores?

2. What is the name of the spore produced by B. subtilis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing this quiz or worksheet will help you check your understanding of the helpful bacteria, Bacillus subtilis. You'll be asked about the components of B. subtilis, what the bacteria produces and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By taking this quiz, you'll assess your knowledge of the:

  • Molecule found in cell wall of B. subtilis bacteria
  • Spores created by B. subtilis
  • Explanation for why B. subtilis forms spores
  • Definition of heterotrophic
  • Reason not to study B. subtilis

Skills Practiced

With this quiz/worksheet, you'll also test your proficiency in:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why B. subtilis forms spores and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the molecule found in B. subtilis' cell wall
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about reasons to study B. subtilis from a different perspective

Additional Learning

If you'd like more information about Bacillus subtilis, check out the accompanying lesson called Bacillus Subtilis: Characteristics & Arrangement. In this lesson, you'll examine:

  • Characteristics and components of B. subtilis
  • B. subtilis' role in bioremediation
  • Parts and functions of other members of the genus Bacillus
  • How B. subtilis feeds
  • Productions of B. subtilis