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Science Vocab Jan 26

CATS 01262015

Xylem vascular tissue that transports water and minerals through the plant that moves materials from the roots to the shafts found in all parts of vascular plants.
Phloem vascular tissue that transports food molecules to all parts of a plant found in all parts of vascular plants.
Monocot an angiosperm with parallel veins in the leaves, one cotyledon and bundles of vascular tissues.
Dicots an angiosperm with branding veins in the leaves, two cotyledons
embryo an organism at an early stage of development
endocytosis the process by which a cell membrane surrounds a particle in a vesicle to bring the particle into the cell
photosynthesis the process by which plants, algae, and some bacteria uses sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to make food
cellular respiration the process by which cells use oxygen to produce energy from food
fermentation the breakdown of food without the use of oxygen
ecology the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organism to one another and to their physical surroundings
estuary an area where from water from rivers mixes with the salt water from the ocean
neritic zone the relatively shallow part of the ocean above the drop-off of the continental shelf
cell membrane a phospholipid layer that covers a cell's surface that acts as a barrier
prokaryotes an organism that consists of a single cell that does not have a nucleus
ribosomes tiny, round organelles made of proteins and other minerals
eukaryotes an organism that does have a nucleus
bacteria small cells known that live everywhere and has DNA
Created by: llindley