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consist of a single RNA without a protective coat. it's an agent, and much smaller than a virus
agent, piece of nucleic acid surrounded by a protein coat. "obligate intracellular parasites" (must hijack a living cell) need electromicroscope to see
prokaryotes: irregular- enambles bacteria to adhere to specific surfaces. similar to the capsule
rough endoplasmic reticulum
eukaryotes: processes and transports proteins made at attached ribosomes.
eukaryotes: site where protein from endoplasmic reticulum are modified before they are transported in vesicles
phospholipid bilayer embedded with proteins. its a cytoplasmic membrane in prokaryotes and a plasma membrane in eukaryotes. involved in transport and structure
A surface-coating colony of prokaryotes that engage in metabolic cooperation. (some capsules and slime layers enable bacteria to grow an cling to surfaces)
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