Study Guide

Prokaryotes Topics

Diversity & Classification

We want you to know that prokaryotes are diverse and we've got the data to back it up. A great...

Germ Theory

There are a few people we need to celebrate for the fact that we know about prokaryotes at all....

The Postulate and the Petri Dish

In 1890, Koch developed and published a set of rules, called Koch’s Postulates, that serve...

Adaptations to Different Environments

Prokaryotes have small genomes. The most studied prokaryote, Escherichia coli has a genome about...

Bacteria Do Things, Too

Have you heard of symbiosis? It's a long-term interaction between different species where at...

Diseases

In this section we’re going to take you on a miraculous journey from the sewers of London...

Sterilization

Some strains of bacteria are just born to be pathogens. An infectious dose of Salmonella, one...

Cloning

In this section, we’re going to give a refresher on cloning and point out just how much of...

Test Your Knowledge!

1. How many domains of life are there? What are they?2. How do archaea differ from bacteria?3....