In which way do these bacterial cells differ from the gut cells of their human host?

  There are 100s of species of bacteria that live in the human gut. In which way do these bacterial cells differ from the gut cells of their human host?

(Select all that apply.)

  The bacteria are haploid whereas the human gut cells are diploid.

  The bacteria tend to possess introns whereas the human gut cells tend to lack introns.

  The human gut cells utilize the processes of transcription and translation whereas bacteria do not utilize these processes.

  Human gut cells tend to be larger and possess a nucleus whereas the bacteria tend to be smaller and lack a nucleus.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Just this one:

    Human gut cells tend to be larger and possess a nucleus whereas the bacteria tend to be smaller and lack a nucleus.

    However, your teacher may consider bacteria to be haploid (I don't).  If that's the case, then this one too:

    The bacteria are haploid whereas the human gut cells are diploid.

    Your teacher should not have asked you this question with these choices.

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