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viruses and bacteria

antibiotic a chemical that can kill bacteria without harming a person`s cells
antibiotic resistance the ability of bacteria to withstand the effects of an antibiotic
asexual reproduction a reproductive process that involves only one parent and produces offspring that are identical to the parent
bacteria single-celled organism that lack a nucleus
bateriophage a virus that infects bacteria
binary fission a form of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides to form two identical cells
conjugation the process in which a unicellular organism transfers some of its genetic material to anothe unicellular organism
cytoplasm the region of a cell located inside the cell membrane or between the cell membrane and nucleus
decomposer an organism that breaks down chemicals from the dead organisms and returns important materials to the soil and water
endospore a small, rounded, thick-walled, resting cell that forms inside a bacterial cell
flagellum a long, whiplike structure that helps a cell to move
host an organism that provides a source of energy or a suitable envirment for a virus or another organism to live
parasite an organism that lives on or in a host and causes harm to the host
respiration the procces of breaking down food to release its energy
sexual reproduction a reproductive procces that involves two parents that combine their genetic material to produce a new organism, which differs from both parents
vaccine a substance introduced into the body to simulate the production of chemicals that desroy specific disease-causing viruses and organisms
virus a tiny, nonliving particle that invades and then reproduces inside a living cell
Created by: jkh11