Learning Objectives for "Prokaryotic Cell Structure: The Peptidoglycan Cell Wall"
After completing this section you should be able to perform the following objectives.
1. State the 3 parts of a peptidoglycan monomer and state the function of peptidoglycan in bacteria.
2**. Briefly describe how bacteria synthesize peptidoglycan, indicating the roles of autolysins, bactoprenols, transglycosylases, and transpeptidases.
3*. Briefly describe how antibiotics such as penicillins, cephalosporins, and vancomycin affect bacteria and relate this to their cell wall synthesis.
4*. State what color Gram-positive bacteria stain after Gram staining.
5*. State what color Gram-negative bacteria stain after Gram staining.
6. State what color acid-fast bacteria stain after adid-fast staining.
(*) = Common theme throughout the course
(**) = More depth and common theme
RETURN TO "PROKARYOTIC CELL STRUCTURE: THE CELL WALL"
Kaiser's Microbiology Home Page
Copyright © Gary E. Kaiser
All Rights Reserved
Updated: May, 2013
Please send comments and inquiries to Dr. Gary Kaiser