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Actinobacteria: Definition & Characteristics

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What two distinct characteristics are typical of bacteria in the Actinobacteria group?

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1. Actinobacteria have the ability to change their shape to form ______.

2. What type of Actinobacteria has mycolic acid on their outermost membrane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used to check your understanding of properties of actinobacteria. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include examples and types of actinobacteria.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help assess your understanding of:

  • How actinobacteria transform their shape
  • Actinobacteria types
  • Characteristics of actinobacteria
  • Actinobacteria abilities

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you test out the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding characteristics of actinobacteria and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the different characteristics of actinobacteria
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the abilities of actinobacteria

Additional Learning

To learn more about actinobacteria, review the lesson titled Actinobacteria: Definition & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what actinobacteria look like under a microscope
  • Review characteristics of mycobacteria
  • Identify the functions of Streptomyces
  • Examine the shapes of actinobacteria
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