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Microorganisms: Prokaryotes and Viruses
Lesson 13.1: Prokaryotes
13.1.1 Evolution and Classification of Prokaryotes
- Prokaryote Evolution
- Domain Bacteria
- Domain Archaea
13.1.2 Prokaryote Structure
- Plasma Membrane and Cell Wall
- Cytoplasm and Cell Structures
- Extracellular Structures
13.1.3 Prokaryote Metabolism
13.1.4 Prokaryote Habitats
13.1.5 Reproduction in Prokaryotes
- Binary Fission
- Genetic Transfer
13.1.6 Bacteria and Humans
- Benefits of Bacteria
- Bacteria and Disease
- Controlling Bacteria
Lesson 13.2: Viruses
13.2.1 Characteristics of Viruses
13.2.2 Structure and Classification of Viruses
- Structure of Viruses
- Classification of Viruses
13.2.3 Discovery and Origin of Viruses
- Discovery of Viruses
- Origin of Viruses
13.2.4 Replication of Viruses
13.2.5 Viruses and Human Disease
13.2.6 Control of Viruses
13.2.7 Viruses in Research and Medicine
Pacing the Lessons
Use the Class Periods per Lesson table below as a guide for the time required to teach the lessons of this chapter.
Number of Class Periods
- Class periods are assumed to be 60 minutes long.
See the following Web sites for appropriate laboratory activities:
1. In these lab activities, students will isolate and culture bacteria in food or soil. (Lesson 13.1)
2. This lab challenges students to simulate a virus outbreak and conduct an epidemiological study to locate “patient zero.” (Lesson 13.2)
These Web sites may also be helpful:
1. Several microbe worksheets, activities, and other classroom materials are available at this URL.
2. This Web site from the CDC has a diversity of materials for the classroom pertaining to microbes and epidemiology.
3. This Web site is suitable for advanced students. It describes engineering solutions for remote sampling of extremophiles and PCR analysis of their genomes.