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SLS Bio11 Bactria SJ

SLS Bio11 Bacteria SJ

aerobic respiration A process which most living things undergo to use food energy
antibiotic A medicine which helps to grow or destroy microorganisms within the body
antiseptic A substance that prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause diseases
binary fission A form of reproduction in prokaryotes which also occurs in some single-celled eukaryotes. After replicating its genetic material, the cell then divides into two nearly equally sized daughter cells.
classification A process by which scientists group living organisms.
conjugation A direct transfer of DNA from one cell to another cell (bacteria).
disinfectant Any chemical agent used only on inanimate objects to destroy or inhibit the growth of harmful organisms
ecological role The role and position a species has in its environment
fermentation The chemical breakdown of a substance
motility The ability of organisms and fluid to move around.
mutate/mutation The changing of the structure of a gene
photosynthesis A process where organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water
prokaryote Microscopic single-celled organism, includes bacteria and cyanobacteria.
resistant/resistance The ability of an organism to avoid or repel attack by biotic agents and withstand abiotic agents also.
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