Unit 2: Microbial Metabolism
Cellular metabolism is the collection of all chemical reaction that takes place in the cell. You have already studied cellular metabolism in BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology. Take some time to review the cellular metabolism units in these courses before you dive into this unit. In this unit, you will study specifics of microbial metabolism; the most detailed subunit belongs to bacteria. The metabolism in all domains is very divergent; Archaea and Protista are the most divergent. We know most about pathogenic bacteria, because they have medical significance.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 8 hours.
2.1: Cellular Metabolism
2.2: Bacterial Metabolism
2.3: Archaea Metabolism
2.4: The Metabolism of Protists
2.5: Fungal Metabolism