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Week Seventeen Science Warm Ups

1. What is a colony?

Answer: A group of celss that are similar and attached to one another.

2. What two pigments do all blue-green bacteria have in common?

Answer: Phycocyanin (blue) and Chlorophyll (green)

3. Name the three groups that most bacteria are divided into.

Answer: cocci - spheres; bacilli - rods; spirilla - spirals

4. What is the process by which most bacteria cells divide?

Answer: binary fission

5. Name two ways that bacteria exchange genetic material.

Answer: conjugation and transformation

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