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- You have a rabbit with an unknown illness. Apply Koch's postulates to prove that a specific bacterial species is responsible for the rabbit's illness. Identify all four postulates in your answer and describe how you would set up experiments to specifically address each postulate.

- List and describe 2 distinguishing features of prokaryotes and eukaryotes (ie: not in common) and 2 features that prokaryotes and eukaryotes have in common.

- Briefly describe the debate between the theory of spontaneous generation and the theory of biogenesis. Explain how Louis Pasteur's experiment with the S-neck flasks in the 1800s resolved this debate. Include a detailed description of Pasteur's experiment and an analysis of how it successfully proved one theory over the other.

- Explain the code of DNA and how the code gets translated into an amino acid sequence. Be sure to explain each step fully.

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