Self Quiz for Prokaryotic Cell Structure: The Acid-Fast Cell Wall
Study the material in this section and then write out the answers to these questions.
Do not just click on the answers and write them out. This will not test your understanding of this tutorial.
1. State what color acid-fast bacteria appear after the acid-fast stain procedure. (ans)
2. Describe the structure and appearance of an acid-fast cell wall. (ans)
3. State the beneficial function to the bacterium of the following components of the acid-fast cell wall:
a. peptidoglycan (ans)
b. mycolic acid and other glycolipids (ans)
c. porins (ans)
4. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is much more resistant to antibiotics and disinfectants than most other bacteria. It also grows much more slowly. Why might this be? (ans)
5. Multiple Choice (ans)
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