Cellular Characteristics The cell theory simply states that new cells arise from

Cellular Characteristics
The cell theory simply states that new cells arise from pre-existing cells, and that the cell is the basic structural unit of all living things. In order to appreciate the finesse of the prokaryote, one must understand how its daily functions rival that of its much larger counterpart – the eukaryote. For the Unit 2 Assignment, you are being tasked with identifying prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The requirements include first identifying the similarities between the two types of cells. Secondly, identifying the differences between the two types of cell. Thirdly, identifying the ideal environmental conditions of each. And finally, show how cellular characteristics allow for microbial survival within a therapeutic environment. Provide specific examples to aid in establishing your point of view.
Remember to review the Assignment guidelines and rubric in the course.
Unit Outcomes addressed in this assignment:
Describe the morphologic characteristics of prokaryotic cells, their functions and importance to virulence.
Compare prokaryotic cells to eukaryotic cells in their morphologic characteristics and functions.
In this assignment, you will take a deep dive into the structural similarities and differences of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Developing an understanding of these differences is key in understanding how antibiotics work.
Compare the structural components of prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells. Include the cellular characteristics and their functional properties.
Identify prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using specific examples (include three examples of each cell type.)
Discuss three examples of cellular targets (structural or metabolic) for antibiotics.
Provide the cellular structure and which antibiotic(s) would affect it.
If a patient was infected with a gram-positive bacterium, which antibiotic would be useful? Why?
Describe the mechanism of action.
Please use the Unit 2 Assignment Worksheet for this assignment.
Review the grading rubric criteria before you begin.
Your worksheet should be a minimum of 500 words.
Be sure that your grammar, sentence structure, and word usage is appropriate.
Include at least 2 scholarly references in APA.
Cite sources using APA style.