Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how



taxonomy the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
taxon any named taxonomic group of any rank in the hierachical classification of organisms; for example, family, genus, or species
binomial nomenclature a system for giving each organism a two-word scientific name that consists of the genus name followed by the species name
genus the level of classification that comes after family and that contains similiar species
phylogeny the evolutionary history of a species or taxonomic group
cladistics a phylogenic classification system that uses shared derived characters and ancestry as the sole criterion for grouping taxa
cladogram a diagram that is based on patterns of shared derived traits that shows the evolutionary relationships between groups of organisms.
derived character a feature that evolved only within a particular taxonomic group
Bacteria extremely small, single-celled organisms that usually ave a cell wall and that usually reproduce by binary fission
Archaea prokaryotes (most of which are known to live in extreme environments) that are distinguished from other prokaryotes by differences in their genetics and in the makeup of their cell wall
Eukarya one of the three domains of life, contains all eukaryotes in kingdoms Protista, Plantae, Fungi, and Animalia
virus a nonliving, infectious particle composed of a nucleic acid and a protein coat; it can invade and destroy a cell
pathogen a living organism or nonliving particle that causes an infectious disease
bacteriophage a virus that infects bacteria
lytic infection infectious pathway of a virus in which the host cells are destroyed
lysogenic infection infectious pathway of a virus in which the host cells are not immediately destroyed and the nucleic acid is incorporated into the host cell genome
vaccine a substance prepared from killed or weakened pathogens and introduced into a body to produce immunity
plasmid a genetic structure unique to prokaryotes that can replicate independently of the main chromosome(s) of a cell; usually, a circular DNA molecule.
bioremediation the biological treatment of hazardous waste by natural or genetically engineerd microorganisms
toxin a substance that is produced by one organism and that is poisonous to other organisms
antibiotic a substance that can inhibit the growth of or kill some microorganisms, specifically bacteria
Created by: lpgullett



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards