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U8L2 Bacteria;

Bacteria terms.

antibiotic a chemical that can destroy bacteria and other microorganisms
carotenoid pigments a pigment ranging in color from yellow to red; helpful in capturing the Sun's light energy for use in photosynthesis
conjugation an act of fertilization involving the transfer of cell contents to another cell; usually occurs in simpler organisms
cyanobacteria single-celled photosynthetic bacteria
flagella whip-like cell extensions that give the cell motility
mucilaginous sheath a gelatin-like coating commonly found in the cyanobacteria
nitrogen fixation process by which certain bacteria in the soil convert nitrogen gas into ammonia and ammonium
pathogen a disease-causing organism; a germ
rickettsia disease-causing microorganism intermediate between bacteria and viruses
transduction the transferring of genetic material from one organism to another by means of a virus carrier
transformation when DNA is transferred from one organism to another directly
vector a carrier of pathogens from one organism to another
Created by: lucranch