What are the four classes of organic compounds important to microbiology? Identify the function of each in microbes as well as the site of synthesis. Eight types of microscopes were discussed in class. Name five and give the special characterizes of each as well as special stains and specific uses. Compare and contrast the basic biological functions in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Microbes are often identified by physical traits. The book discusses four. Choose two to describe. Include appropriate scientific terms as well as a clear description of each. Compare and contrast gram positive and gram negative cell membranes and cell walls. Drawings maybe helpful. Trace a glucose molecule thru a cell undergoing aerobic respiration. Make a diagram that includes labeled stages and scientific names for key products. Explain why the energy yield is different between aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Why do some organisms undergo fermentation? How do they get energy?