Microbiology Questions and Answers – Utilization of Energy in Biosynthetic Processes

This set of Microbiology Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Utilization of Energy in Biosynthetic Processes”.

1. The biosynthesis of proline takes place from ____________
a) aspartic acid
b) glutamic acid
c) pyruvic acid
d) alpha-keto glutaric acid
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Answer: b
Explanation: The biosynthesis of proline takes place from glutamic acid in which the initial step utilizes metabolic energy in the form of ATP.

2. Which of the following acts as a precursor for the activation of peptidoglycan?
a) TP
b) UDP
d) GTP
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Answer: b
Explanation: Sugars such as acetylglucosamine are activated by the attachment of a UDP to form a sugar-UDP precursor which is a general method involved in the biosynthesis of peptidoglycan.

3. Bactoprenol is a ___________
a) membrane phospholipid
b) amino acid carrier
c) fatty acid
d) enzyme
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Answer: a
Explanation: Bactoprenol is a membrane phospholipid to which the AMA-UDP precursor is coupled during the synthesis of peptidoglycan.

4. Electrons entering the respiratory chain of chemoautotrophic bacteria enter the chain at higher potential.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: Electrons entering the respiratory chain from the oxidation of inorganic substrates by chemoautotrophic bacteria usually enter the chain at a higher point than those electrons from the oxidation of organic substrates by chemoheterotrophs. Thus chemoautotrophs are at a considerable energetic disadvantage for this reason.

5. ATP dependent NADPH2 production is a process found in ______________
a) Nitrosomonas
b) Nitrobacter
c) Rhizobium
d) E.coli
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Answer: b
Explanation: Nitrobacter is a chemiautotrophic bacteria that follows the process of ATP-dependent-NADPH2 production for the production of NADPH2 to be used with ATP for carbon dioxide fixation.

6. Each turn of Calvin cycle results in the fixation of ________ molecule of carbon dioxide.
a) one
b) two
c) four
d) six
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Answer: a
Explanation: Each turn of the Calvin cycle results in the fixation of one molecule of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is fixed in a reaction with the acceptor molecule ribulose diphosphate.

7. The peptidoglycan layer of Staphylococcus aureus consists of a bridge between muramic acid peptides which is composed of?
a) alanine
b) lysine
c) proline
d) gycine
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Answer: d
Explanation: In Staphylococcus aureus a bridge composed of five glycine molecules can link two muramic acid peptides together.

8. Binding proteins for active transport systems of Gram-negative bacteria are associated with ____________
a) cell membrane
b) cytoplasmic membrane
c) periplasmic space
d) nuclear membrane
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Answer: c
Explanation: Active-transport of Gram-negative bacteria are associated with binding proteins in the periplasmic space. The binding proteins have very high affinities for specific nutrients, including amino acids, sugars, and inorganic ions.

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