Go back to page 6 and observe the six micrographs in figure 1.3. See if you can tell what kind of microscope was used to make the photograph based on magnification and appearance.
Answer to relevant QuestionsCould the Gram stain be used to diagnose the flu? Why or why not? What is required to kill endospores? How do you suppose archaeologists were able to date some spores as being thousands (or millions) of years old? a. What are some possible adaptations that the giant bacterium Thiomargarita has had to make because of its large size? b. If a regular bacterium were the size of an elephant, estimate the size of a nanobe at that scale. Label the major structures you can observe in figures 5.18 d, 5.23, 5.24 b, and 5.29 b. Is there such a thing as a “good virus”? Explain why or why not. Consider both bacteriophages and viruses of eukaryotic organisms.
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