What is Bacteria? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples


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Which of the following statements about the tree of life and the domain Bacteria is TRUE?

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1. The average length of a bacterial cell is _____.

2. Which of the following statements about bacterial growth is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bacteria possess a variety of characteristics that the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to explore. Specific information covered in the quiz includes topics such as the length of a bacterial cell.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson resources will test you on these items relating to bacteria:

  • The tree of life
  • The domain Bacteria
  • Bacterial growth
  • Bacteria in the human body
  • Bacterial metabolism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet assess the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bacterial growth
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of bacteria
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the tree of life to comprehend the information on the domain Bacteria

Additional Learning

Know all about bacteria by reviewing the corresponding lesson called What is Bacteria?- Definition, Characteristics & Examples. The following objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Define the characteristics of the members of the domain bacteria
  • Understand the structure of the phylogenetic tree of life
  • Identify the process by which bacteria reproduce