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1 Monera Bacteria

2 Learning Objectives Name 3 types of bacterial cell
Explain reproduction of bacteria Explain nutrition of bacteria State the factors affecting growth of micro-organisms Define the term pathogenic Define the term antibiotics State the role of antibiotics Outline the potential abuse of antibiotics Name 2 Beneficial & 2 Harmful bacteria

3 Bacteria Bacteria are the oldest living organisms on earth They are Prokaryotic – they have no true nucleus, mitochondia or chloroplasts.

4 Habitat Bacteria are found in every possible habitat
Soil, Air, Fresh water, Sea water, Skin, Intestines etc. Some bacteria can withstand extreme conditions e.g. temperatures of 80 degrees C in hot springs or extreme cold and high pressure on the sea bed.

5 Bacteria in pond water

6 Bacteria on apple

7 Bacteria Bacteria belong to the kingdom Monera. They are unicellular organisms They are classified according to three shapes Spherical (cocci) Rod (bacillus) Spiral (spirillum)

8 Bacterial Shapes

9 Spherical (cocci) E.g. Staphoolococcus aureus Causes pneumonia

10 Rod (bacillus) E.g. Bacillus anthracis Cause of anthrax
Escherichia coli (E.coli) Live in human gut

11 Spirillum (spiral) E.g.Treponema pallidum Causes syphilis

12 Bacterial size

13 Bacterial Structure

14 Bacterial Structure Cell wall flagella cytoplasm plasmid Cell membrane
Strand of DNA capsule

15 Functions of Parts of Bacterial Cell
Flagellum Capsule (slime layer) Cell Wall Plasmid (DNA) Cytoplasm Storage granules Chromosome

16 Cell Parts & Function Cell wall - shape & structure
Cytoplasm - contains ribosomes and storage granules but no mitochondria or chloroplasts Nuclear material -single chromosome of DNA Capsule* - protection Flagella* - movement Plasmid* -circular piece of DNA containing few genes for drug resistance * Sometimes present. *Sometimes present

17 Cell wall: made of protein and polysaccharide, rigid and permeable
Cell membrane: selectively permeable. Cytoplasm: contains a large number of ribosomes. Nuclear material = DNA (1 circular chromosome and  1 plasmid - small loops of DNA . Plasmids contain genes that are responsible for bacterial resistance to antibiotics. No organelles (except ribosomes) i.e. no nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplast.  Flagella: movement  Capsule: slimy protective coat, in parasitic species for protection. Helps cell to attach to different surfaces.  chlorophyll  mesosomes: infoldings in cell membrane which carry out respiration and help during cell division.  pili: hair-like projections which allow the bacterium to attach to other cells.


19 Quiz – Variety of Organisms
Write down each question and answer: Name the five kingdoms used to classify organisms? Define the word species? Which kingdom has organisms that are prokaryotic? Amoeba and algae are members of which kingdom?

20 Revision – Bacterial Cell

21 Label the bacterial Cell

22 Useful websites for bacteria

23 Objectives for today’s class Textbook pg 220
Quiz on Classification of organisms Homework pg. 228 Asexual reproduction in bacteria Mutations in Bacteria Antibiotics Bacterial Endospores Nutrition in Bacteria Conditions necessary for growth

24 Bacterial Reproduction

25 Bacterial reproduction
Bacteria reproduce asexually The method used by a bacteria to reproduce is called Binary Fission

26 Binary Fission The chromosome attaches to the plasma membrane and the DNA is replicated Cell wall Cytoplasm Plasma membrane Chromosome

27 The cell elongates and the two chromosomes separate
Binary Fission The cell elongates and the two chromosomes separate

28 The cell wall grows to divide the cell in two
Binary Fission The cell wall grows to divide the cell in two

29 Two identical daughter cells are formed
Binary Fission Two identical daughter cells are formed


31 Bacterial Reproduction
Bacteria reproduce asexually - their offspring are genetically identical Bacteria has a very short lifecycle (some can reproduce every 20 minutes). A single bacterium could reproduce over a million bacteria in 7 hours.


33 Mutations in Bacteria Bacteria reproduce asexually so their offspring are genetically identical. Bacteria can evolve very fast due to the speed at which new mutations can spread within the rapidly growing bacteria. The short life cycle of bacteria mean mutations (changes) can be passed on very quickly so bacteria become resistant to antibiotics very fast.

34 Antibiotics Antibiotics are chemicals produced by micro-organisms which stop the growth of or kill other micro-organisms without damaging human tissue. Most famous antibiotic is Penicillin

35 Antibiotics The first antibiotic Penicillin isolated from a fungus by Sir Alexander Fleming Now antibiotics are mostly produced by genetically engineered bacteria

36 Alexander fleming “the wonder drug” youtube
Antibiotics Penicillin Fungus The first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered in 1929 by Sir Alexander Fleming, who observed inhibition of staphylococci on an agar plate contaminated by a Penicillium mould. Alexander fleming “the wonder drug” youtube

37 Antibiotics Antibiotics can be used to control bacterial and fungal infections but do not effect viruses

38 Antibiotics When an antibiotic is used to treat an infection most of the bacteria are killed Mutations in bacterial genes can allow bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics will then kill ‘sensitive’ bacteria and favour resistant bacteria. Bacterial strains have emerged which are resistant to almost all known antibiotics (multi-resistant). As a result present day antibiotics become ineffective. MRSA is one example.

39 Misuse Over use of antibiotics
This results in the increased growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria Failure of some patients to complete a course of antibiotics prescribed to them by a doctor allows the bacteria to survive and re-grow

40 Endospore formation Some bacteria can withstand unfavourable conditions by producing endospores. These are resistant cells which enable the bacteria to survive.

41 Endospores Endospores are very difficult to kill.
They can survive a lack of food, water, high temperatures and most poisons. They are normally not even killed by boiling water. Some endospores can survive for hundreds of years.

42 A white blood cell injests a disease causing bacteria

43 These are formed when the bacterial chromosome replicates
Endospore formation These are formed when the bacterial chromosome replicates

44 The parent cell then breaks down and the endospore remains dormant
Endospore formation The parent cell then breaks down and the endospore remains dormant

45 Endospore formation One of the new strands becomes enclosed in a tough-walled capsule called an endospore The parent cell then breaks down and the endospore remains dormant Endospore

46 Endospore formation When good conditions return the endospores absorb water, break their walls and reproduce by binary fission

47 Bacterial Nutrition

48 Nutrition Nutrition is the way in which an organism gets it food. Food supplies the energy and chemicals needed for survival and growth.

49 Nutrition in Bacteria Bacteria get their food by two main methods:

50 Autotrophic and Heterotrophic
Autotrophic – organisms which make their own food Heterotrophic – organisms which take in food made by other organisms

51 Autotrophic Bacteria 1. Photosynthetic bacteria
Use light energy to make food E.g. purple sulphur bacteria

52 Autotrophic Bacteria 2. Chemosynthetic bacteria
Use energy from chemical reactions to make food E.g. Nitrifying bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrates in the nitrogen cycle

53 Heterotrophic Bacteria
1. Saprophytic Bacteria Live off dead organic matter E.g. bacteria of decay in the soil

54 Heterotrophic Bacteria
2. Parasitic Bacteria Take food from live host Some cause diseases E.g. Bacillus anthracis causes anthrax

55 Heterotrophic Bacteria
3. Saprophytic Bacteria (decomposers) These are bacteria that live on dead organic matter e.g. dead leaves. Some saprophytic bacteria can be used to clean up oil spills.

56 Bacterial Nutrition

57 Learning check Name the three different types of bacteria?
By what method do bacteria reproduce? Describe the steps involved in this method of reproduction?

58 Quiz 1. How do bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics?
2. Name the 2 main categories of bacteria with regard to their nutritional methods?

59 Factors affecting the growth of bacteria
The growth of bacteria is affected by 5 factors: Temperature Oxygen concentration pH External solute concentration 5. Pressure

60 Factors affecting the growth of bacteria
Too much or too little of any of the factors will slow down the growth of bacteria. Factors that slow down a process when they are in short supply are called limiting factors.

61 1. Temperature The rate of bacterial growth is affected by temperature. Most bacteria grow well between 20°C and 30°C. Some can tolerate much higher temperatures without their enzymes becoming denatured. Low temperatures slow down the rate of reaction of enzymes resulting in slower growth.

62 2. pH Bacterial enzymes are designed to work at a specific pH.
If a bacterium is placed in an unsuitable pH its enzymes will become denatured. Some bacteria can tolerate very low (acidic) (e.g. Helicobacter bacteria in about 50% of Irish population stomachs) pH and some can tolerate very high (alkaline) pH.

63 Oxygen concentration Aerobic bacteria require oxygen for respiration e.g. Streptococcus This is why oxygen is sometimes bubbled through bioreactors

64 New Vocabulary 1. Aerobic Bacteria: require oxygen for respiration 2. Anaerobic Bacteria: do not require oxygen for respiration e.g. Clostridium bacteria 3. Faculative Anaerobes: Can respire with or with out oxygen. E.g. E. Coli in human intestine 4. Obligate Anaerobes: Can only respire in the absence of oxygen e.g. Clostridium tetani

65 External Solute concentration
Bacteria can gain or lose water by osmosis If the external solute concentration is higher than the bacterial cytoplasm water will move out of the bacteria (Dehydration) Food preservation techniques are based on this

66 External Solute concentration
Bacteria can gain or lose water by osmosis If the external solute concentration is lower than the bacterial cytoplasm solute concentration water will enter the bacteria Cell wall will prevent bursting in most cases

67 Pressure The growth of most bacteria is inhibited by high pressures.
Some bacteria can withstand high pressures. Pressure tolerant bacteria for use in bioreactors can be formed by genetic engineering techniques.

68 Phases in Bacterial Growth
Lag Phase Bacteria adapt to their environment and make chemicals to prepare for growth. B Log Phase Bacteria divide as fast as possible. Growth is exponential due to ideal conditions. C Stationary Phase The number of bacteria dying is the same as the number growing. D Decline Phase Most of the bacteria start to die. E Death or Survival Phase A few survive as Endospores.

69 Growth Curve of Bacteria

70 Economic importance of bacteria
Beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus are used to convert milk to products such as cheese and yoghurt Genetically modified bacteria e.g. E. Coli are used to make products e.g. insulin, enzymes, drugs, food flavourings

71 Economic importance of bacteria
Harmful bacteria E.g. Bacillus anthracis causes anthrax in humans Other bacterial cause diseases include tuberculosis, typhoid, cholera, diphtheria and brucellosis

72 Beneficial and harmful bacteria
Lactobacillus converts milk to yoghurt and cheese Antibiotics can be formed by some microorganisms Bacteria in the colon help produce vitamins G.M.O.’s are used to make insulin and other useful compounds Bacteria are active in the Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles HARMFUL Pathogenic Bacteria can cause diseases in humans and animals. Pathogenic Bacteria can cause diseases in plants. Bacteria can cause food spoilage Bacteria can cause tooth decay.

73 Bio-reactors Bioreactors Bacteria can be grown in Bioreactors.
These are vessels to which food and oxygen are added. The bacteria have to be kept at a certain temperature and pressure. The bacteria also produce wastes that must be removed so that they don't get contaminated. The bacteria are grown to make antibiotics, food colouring, perfumes, etc.


75 Depth of treatment Bacterial cells: basic structure (including plasmid DNA), three main types. Reproduction. Nutrition. Factors affecting growth Understanding of the term “pathogenic” Definition and role of “antibiotics”

76 Pathogen A pathogen is a micro-organism that causes disease.
Pathogens include bacteria and some fungi. e.g. TB and food poisoning

77 Lab procedures when growing micro-organisms
Micro-organism (bacteria, fungi & viruses) can only be seen with an electron microscope. Colonies (groups) of bacteria and fungi may be grown in the lab on agar plates

78 Lab Procedures Agar is a substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals bacteria and fungi need to grow. Agar plates and Agar are sterilised before use.

79 Sterile A place or substance is sterile if all micro-organisms have been removed. Sterilisation can be down by heating a substance to 120 C for 20 minutes using a special oven called an autoclave

80 Asepsis Asepsis uses techniques to remove disease causing (pathogenic) micro-organisms and reduce their spread e.g. washing hands, wearing sterile gloves etc.

81 Safety Rules when working with micro-organisms
Many rules including: Handle all micro-organisms carefully and treat them as if they could cause infection. Seal all petri-dishes with parafilm to prevent micro-organisms escaping. Sterilise all containers by heating them to 120 C for 20 minutes.

82 Contemporary issues and technology
Economic importance of bacteria: examples of any two beneficial and any two harmful bacteria. Potential abuse of antibiotics in medicine.

83 Food Processing Bacteria are used in large, stainless steel vats (bioreactors) to produce a large range of foods and other products. Two methods used: Batch food processing Continuous flow food processing

84 The methods differ in that each method favours different phases of the bacterial growth curve.
Batch Flow In batch flow the bacteria are grown until the stationary phase. After this the bacteria are stopped and removed. The Bacteria are stored then till more product is needed. This is the better system and costs less money. Many antibiotics are made this way.

85 Continuous Flow Processing
In continuous flow the bacteria are kept growing in the Log Phase. The dead bacteria and wastes are removed constantly to save the live bacteria. The Bacteria are kept growing to produce constant product (e.gin. sulin). This system needs constant monitoring and costs more money. Single Cell Proteins (Quorn/TVP) are made this way.

86 Food Processing Modern bioprocessing uses bacteria and fungi to make food products. These include cheese, yoghurt, sweetners, amino acids, vitamins. flavourings, flavour enhancers, beer and wines. Humans usually get protein from meat but other sources are now available. These Single Cell Proteins may be better for the environment and for our health

87 Not just humans take antibiotics
Antibiotics given to animals can be passed on in meat. This means that the animals help make resistant bacteria that we may then eat and have inside us. This could lead to a huge pandemic that could kill millions

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