Learning Objectives for "Prokaryotic Cell Anatomy: The Chromosome and Nucleoid"

After completing this section you should be able to perform the following objectives.


1. Define genome.

2. Describe the composition of the bacterial chromosome.

3*. Name the enzymes that enables bacterial DNA to become circular, supercoiled, and unwind during DNA replication.

4*. Briefly describe the process of DNA replication.

5. State the function of the following enzymes in bacterial DNA replication:

a. DNA polymeraseIII
b. DNA polymerase II
c. DNA helicase
d. primase
e. DNA ligase

6*. State the function of DNA.

7*. In terms of protein synthesis, briefly describe the process of transcription and translation.

8*. Briefly state how the following antibacterial chemotherapeutic agents affect bacteria:

a. fluoroquinolones (norfloxacin, lomefloxacin, fleroxacin, ciprofloxacin, enoxacin, trovafloxacin, etc.)

b. trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole

(*) = Common theme throughout the course


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Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: August, 2018
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