Foundational Concept 2: Content Category 2B

Content category 2B within foundational concept 2 of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT focuses on the structure, growth, physiology and genetics of prokaryotes. This portion of the test also features information about the structure and life cycles of viruses.

Overview of Foundational Concept 2, Category 2B

Other content in category 2B within foundational concept 2 of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT exam covers the following:

  • Prokaryotes Classification
  • Prokaryotes Structure
  • Prokaryotes Growth
  • Prokaryotes Physiology
  • Prokaryotes Genetics
  • Characteristics of Prokaryotes
  • Viruses

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the following illustration displays all of the topics and subtopics that will be covered in category 2B:

Foundational Concept 2 Content Category 2B

Photo: Association of American Medical Colleges

While questions may vary from test to test, this is a uniform preview of what will be covered as part of category 2B during this section of the MCAT. There is no specific time in which you need to finish category 2B of foundational concept 2, but you will have 95 minutes in all to compete the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section.

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