What are the different types of organisms we will be studying in this
class? Which are eukaryotes, which
prokaryotes? Give an example of
each type of microorganism.
We are going to be studying Archaea, Bacteria, Eukarya, fungi, protists, prions and Viruses. Archae and Bacteria are considered prokaryotes, or non compartmented interior of cells. Fungi and protists are considered eukaryotes. Viruses are acellular, and prions are made up of proteins only. An Example of archaea are methanobacteria, or archae that creates methane. An example of a Bacteria is E. coli, and common enteric bacteria. An example of fungi would be a yeast cell. A protist example is algae. An example of a Virus is small pox, and an Example of a prion is BSE, or mad cow disease.