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Gen Sci Module 10

Classifying Life Vocabulary

Prokaryotic Cell A cell that has no distinct, membrane-bounded organelles
Eukaryotic Cell A cell with distinct, membrane-bounded organelles
Pathogen An organism that causes disease
Decomposers Organisms that break down the dead remains of other oraganisms
Vegetative Reproduction The process by which one part of a plant can form new roots and develop into a complete plant
Biology the study of life
Five-Kingdom System a way to classify living organisims: Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia
Monera contains all organisims composed of prokaryotic cells
Protiista microscopic orangisms, made of eukaryotic cells larger than prokaryotic cells
Fungi feed on dead organisms, ex. muchrooms, decomposers
Plantae contains plants of creation, they make their own food and have roots, stems, and leaves
Animalia animal, organisms with which we are familiar
algae composed of eukaryotic cells and look like water palnts ex. seaweed
dehydrated food food in which almost all the water has been removed
decomposers organisms taht break down teh dead remains of other organisms
fungus a part of the Kingdom Fungi ex. mushroom
mycelium a vast network of interwoven filaments underneath the ground, this is the actual fungus
shelf fungi grows on dead or dying trees
mold a type of fungi that grows on fruit, bread and other foods
yeast a type of fungi composed of a single cell
plant cells a bit squarer than animal cells, has a membrane and a cell wall surrounding the outside of the membrane, and an organelle called the central vacuole that fills with water, increading in size
cyclops a microscopic animal with one eye that detects light
Created by: mrpicard