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What three factors determine the quality of an optical image?
What is Snells law and what is it used to determine?
Snell's Law describes the relationship between the angles and the velocities of the waves(refraction) (helps determine the light ben (cureveture)
n = index of refraction
What does the index of refraction (alos called refractive index) of a substance refer to?
n= index of refractions
the speed of light in a vacuum divided the the velocity of light in that medium.
Where c is the speed of light and is the phase velocity. It gives the amount ofrefraction which takes place for light passing from one medium to another
What do the axis,focal lenghts,and focal points of a lens describe?
axis - where the light rays converge
What is real image?
has phisyical reality
it is created from converging light rays by a lens (or morror).
is formed when the object is outside the focal lenght of the lens
is upside down with respect to the object
what is virtual image?
has only an apparent physical reality crated within the eye from diverging light rays fromed inside the focal leght of les
right side up with respect of the object that forms it
Difference between real image and virtual image?
What are the lens sytems in a modern compound microscope called? How do they work together to create the image of the speciment that you view through thr microscope?
: create virtual imagge
: create a real image/reverse the image
What is the difference between magnification and reolution? What are some ways of improving resolution?
can improve by larger angular aperture the more light better resolution
Immersion oil to minimize refraction to improve image
Why do we staing microorganisms? What is the difference between direct staining an indirect(negative) staining?
what do the following prefixes in the metric system mean:
Milli, Micro, and nano?
: mm 1/1000m = 1x10^-3
: um 1/100,000m = 1x10^-6
: nm 1/1000,000,000m = 1x10^-9
How do a transmission electron microscope and a scanning electron microscope differ?
TEM shoot electron beam through th specimen.
flat 2 dimensinal
: is below the specimen back and forth over the specimen / texture of the outside
: bothe provide different images
What defines pure culture?
A culture containing only a single strain or species of microorganism. isolated places of growth. large number of microorganisms all descended form a single individual.
How can we isolate a pure culture in the laboratory?
Streak plate is a petri plate containing some type of steril nutient agar,which is used to seperate the bacteria in a mixed culture so that individuals cells can be isolated from it.
What do you need to consider in selecting a culture medium to grow a particular microogranism?
liquid or solid medium
minimal defined media only nutrients for essential growth
complex or rich media many nutrients
aerobic pr arobic media
Why is agar added to microbilogical culture media and what properties does it have that make it ideal for this purpose?
Not used by many organisms as a nutrient source
good solidifing agent
organisms cant digest it
easier to handle
What general characteristics distinquishes between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells?
eukaryotic larger size
What are the most common bacterial cell shapes?
coccus = round
bacillus = longutudinal weenie
spirochete = spiral
vibro= cashew shaped
filamentous = long hair like
What are some of the special cell arrangements that can occur especially among cocci?
diplococci 2 cells
cubicpackets 8 cells
steptococci = long chains
staphylococci = grape like clusters
tetrads= 4 cells
What are three structural components of a bacterial flagellum?
an ion driven motor
: which can provide a torque in either direction;
: a universal joint which transmits motor torque even if it is curved
: a very long structure which acts as a
propeller, and behaves differently depending on which way the motor turns.
In what ways does a flagellum confer motility?
propells powered by a moter pwoered by proton motive force
How can a flagella be arranged on the cell surface?
protein polymer of repeated subunits
through a complex of proteins called the hook and basal body.
What is pilli(fimbriae) and what function does it have?
porteins straight rods that stick out of the vacteria cells
not as lod as flagella cells
helps attach to surfaces
comen in aquatic environments
What is a capsule and what functions does it have?
Usually made up of polysaccharide(some Protein capsules).
water soluble and nonionic
helps protec cells from phagoctosis/drying out
help surface attachment/osmotic pressure barrier
carbon storage/ develop in harsh times
cell wall and envelope
What does glycocalyx refer to?
a cup shaped structure
a mat of polysaccharide fibers etending from the cell surface
What is the basic structure of peptidoglycan?
polymer of peptide linked chains of amino sugars
disaccharides called glycan chins corss linked with peptides of four amino acids
How does the cell wall protect the cell from osmotic damage?
helps withstand the intracellular turgor pressure that can build up inside the cell
rigid network of covalent bonds protects cell form osmotic shock
What are the major differences between gram negative and gram positive bacterial cell walls?
: have a thick cell wall with multiple layers of peptidoglycan.
Cell membrane with acid
: have thin cell wall with one to three layers of peptidoglycan enclosed by an outer membrane (lipopolysaccheride)
What are the major antigens found in association with the cell wall are unique to gram negative or gram positive bacterial cells?
: help retain the gram stain, a reinforement
: rigid flexes allows substancs to pass , pore admite molecules
: lipoprtein and lipopolusaccharide
murein lipoprotein endotoxin
What is the structure of the bacterial cell membrane?
consist of phospholipid bilayer containing lipid sooluble proteins
hydrophopic fatty acid chains directed inwar,away from water
What major functions do proteins embedded in the cell membrane have?
What different types on inclusions are found in the cytoplasm of bacterial cells and what are the functions?
: starch,glycogen polyphosphate, sulfur, and polyhydraxylbutyrate
: provide buoyancy in some aquatic bacteria multiple vesicles stacked together form a gas vacuole
: protein shells that contain enzymes for barbon dioxide fixation by some bacteria
: membrane, endosed, iron containing particles found magnetotactic bacteria
What characteristics distingquish catabolism form biosynthesis(anabolism)?
: breaking down reactions(usuallu release energy ) produce energy
: building up reactions usually onsume energy must have energy supply.\
What happens to a protein when it becomes denatured?
disrutpion of protein structure losses its bilogical function
What are the two chemicals differences between the nucleic acids RNA and DNA?
What is the difference between exergonic and endergonicm chemical reactions?
: non spontaneous requires and external input or energy
: spontaneous releases energy progress reaction
What is an activaction energy?
What is a catalyst?
it increase reation rate
unalterd by reaction
catalyst lowers the activtion energy
What are the two different catergoris of cofactors?
: Mg2+, Zn2+, etc
: can ve lugged in vitamins
How are certain cofactors related to vitamins?
How is an apoenzyme different from a holoenxyme?
: inactive protein
: active final product
What is an active site of an enzyme?
specific sit where the enzyme can react
induced fit model
what is allosteric site?
resutl in enxyme slows down use either to control a pathway
different door way
What distinguishes competitive and noncompetitive inhibition?
: adding more substrate reverses the inhibition
substrate and inhibitor compete for the active site
: adding more substrate does not reverse the inhibition
will bond to the allosteric makes a distortion of the enzyme
bonding to the allosteric not the active
overall both slow down activity
What is feedback inhibition?
ability to bind to th ebegining and slows down the throenin deaminase
there for slows metabolic pathway
helps regulate how muche isoleucine product you want to make
vitamin b1 thamine deficiency disease
chonic congestion mucle pain nerve damage
vitamin b3 naicin dificency
germtitis-fatique, comition , insomnia
What is a carbohydrate?
What is the chemical formula of pentos monosaccharide and a hexos monosaccharide?
pentos = C5H10O4
hexos = C6H12O6
In what ways are two monosaccharides are linked together and what is the resultng chemical bond between them called?
two monosaccharides form a disaccharide through a condensation reaction to form a covalent glycosidic bond
What type of structural information is represented at each level of protein?
: amino acid sequence alpha helix
: bending and folding over short strecthes of the polypetide Beta-strand
: benidn and follding over long stretches
: arrangements of two or more polypeptide in the protein
alha and beta
What is a nucleotide and what three components make up the structure?
Nucleic acids (both RNA and DNA) are polymers
made up of monomers called mononucleotide units