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Viruses & Bacteria

Vocabulary Study Cards

bacteria singled cell organisms
flagellum A long, whip-like structure that that helps a cell to move.
asexual reproduction A process that only involves one parent and produces offspring.
sexual reproduction Two parents combine their genetic material to produce a new organism.
conjugation conjugation One bacterium transfers some genetic material to another bacterium through a thread-like bridge.
endospore A small, rounded, thick-walled, resting cell that forms inside the bacterial cell.
pasteurization Food is heated to a temperature that is high enough to kill most harmful bacteria without changing the taste of the food.
decomposers organisms that break down large chemicals in dead organisms into small chemicals.
Created by: cbenton