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viruses chapter 7

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a tiny, nonliving particle that invades and then reproduces inside a living cell virus
the organism that a parasite or virus lives in or on host
the organism that benefits by living on or in a host in a parasitism interaction parasite
a virus that infects bacteria bacteriophage
a substance used in a vaccination that consists of weakened or killed pathogens that can trigger the immune system into action vaccine
single celled organisms that lack a nucleus, prokaryotes bacteria
a long, whiplike structure that helps a cell to move flagellum
a form of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides to form two identical cells binary fission
a reproductive process that involves only one parent and produces offspring that are identical to the parent asexual reproduction
a reproductive process that involves two parents that combine their genetic material to produce a new organism, which differs from both parents sexual reproduction
the process in which a unicellular organism transfers some of its genetic material to another unicellular organism conjugation
a small, rounded, thick walled, resting cell that forms inside a bacterial cell endospore
a process of heating food to a temperature that is high enough to kill most harmful bacteria without changing the taste of the food pasturization
an organism that breaks down chemicals from wastes and dead organisms, and returns important materials to the soil and water decomposer
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