Microbiology Pre-Course Reflection

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Pre-course Reflection My understanding of microbiology is shallow at best. What I have discovered since the beginning of college until now is how vast and rich of information each subject is. For microbiology in particular I feel as though I am at the bottom of a huge mountain I am about to climb and I just have to take it one step at a time. Presently, the established knowledge base I have accumulated for this class comes mainly from my general biology class and some of my anatomy and physiology class. A brief run through of what I understand is that there are three domains almost all life falls under, including microorganisms: Archaea, Eukaryotes, and Prokaryotes. Furthermore, I have some understanding of the basic functions of cells and the ability to differentiate between eukaryotes and prokaryotes. With that said, I must refresh my memory on some of the material in order to be successful and up to speed. Specifically, what I currently recall is that the main differences from eukaryotes and prokaryotes is eukaryotic cells contain membrane covered organelles and a nucleus; whereas, prokaryotic cells do not. Instead, prokaryotic cells have free ribosomes to produce necessary proteins and a circular strand of DNA.…show more content…
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