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Viruses and bacteria

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virus a tiny nonliving partical that invades and then reproduces inside a living cell.
host an organism that provides a source of energy for a virus or another organism.
parasite an organism that lives on or in a host and causes harm.
bacteria Bacteria are prokaryotes. The genetic material in there cells is not contained in a nucleus.
cytoplasm The region of a cell located insude the cell membrane or between the cell membrane and nucleus ; contains a gel-like material and cell structures.
ribosome a tiny structure located in the cytoplasm of a cell where protiens are produced.
flagellum a long, whip-like structure that helps a cell to move.
respiration the process of breaking down food to release its energy.
binary fission a form of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides to form two identical cells.
asexual reproduction a reproductive process that involves onely one parent and produces offspring that are identical to the parent.
sexual reproduction a reproductive process that involse two parents tht combine their denetic material to produce a new organism, which differs from both parents.
conjugation the process in which a unicellular organism transfers some of its genetic material to another unicellular organism.
endospore a small, rounded, thick-walled, resting cell that forms inside a bacterial cell.
Created by: ssmith11