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TermDefinition
virus A nonliving disease-causing particle that uses the martials inside cells to make copies of itself. This consists of genetic material enclosed in a protein coat.
binary fission A form of asexual reproduction by which some single celled organisms reproduce. The genetic materials is copied, and one cell divides into two independent cells that are each a copy of the original cell.
bacteria A large group of one-celled organism that sometimes cause disease.
decomposer An organism that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter.
producer An organism that captures energy from sunlight and transforms in into chemical energy that is stored in energy-rich carbon compounds. Often are a source of food for other organisms.
parasite An organism that absorbs nutrients from the body of another organism, often harming it in the process.
host cell A cell that a virus infects and uses to make copies of itself.
algae Protists that live mostly in water and use sunlight as a source of energy.
plankton Mostly microscopic organisms that drift in great numbers through bodies of water.
protist These are some of the most common single-celled organisms found on Earth.
protozoa An animal like protist that eats other organism or decaying parts of other organisms.
hyphae Threadlike tubes that form the structural parts of the body of a fungus.
spore A single reproductive cell that can grow into a multicellular organism.
lichen An organism that results from a close association between single-celled algae and fungi.
fungus Mold, mushrooms and yeast are examples of this decomposer.
Created by: cincyrandall