Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 27 - 27.1 - Concept Check - Page 576: 1


Two adaptations that enable prokaryotes to survive in environments too harsh for other organisms are the capsule, which protect prokaryotes from the host's attacking immune system, and endospores, which enable cells to survive harsh conditions as well as to revive the prokaryote when the environment becomes favorable.

Work Step by Step

Consider the traits of prokaryotes and their abilities to survive in harsh environments.
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