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Chapter 2

Microorgansims an organism that is microscopic, or not visible to the unaided eye.
Microbe another term for a microscopic organism.
Unicelllular organisms single-celled organisms.
Multicellular organisms multiple celled organisms.
Binary fission a type of asexual reproduction in which the organism divides in two.
Conjugation a process in which organisms fuse, or attach themselves to each other, and exchange some of their genetic information.
Budding a bud forms on a parent cell and grows until it breaks off to become a new plant.
Cells the basic unit of life and the smallest part of a living thing that is capable of life.
Tissue a group of cells that work together to preform the same function
Organ a group of two or more types of tissue that work together to carry out one specific function
Organ System a group of organs working together
Passive Transport the movement of substances through membranes without the use of the cells energy
Osmosis the movement of water particles through a membranes
Cellular Respiration plants and animals use the energy from glucose through a process called this
Active Transport when energy is required to move materials through a cell membrane
Cell Cycle this ongoing process of growth, division, and replacement is called this
Mitosis a process in which a cell divides to make offspring
Zygote what forms when the male and female sex cell join together
Meiosis the process in which the zygote splits apart twice then joins together agaiin
Fertilization when a sperm cell joins an egg cell.
Created by: Izayah.Hansen