Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


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.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

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


share
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

Stapp/Foreman 11

Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells

TermDefinition
organism A self-contained living thing
cell The smallest unit of an organism; it is enclosed by a membrane and performs life functions
eukaryotic cell A cell with a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles
prokaryotic cell A cell lacking a nucleus or any other membrane-enclosed organelle
cell membrane/ membrane A protective layer that surrounds a cell or an organelle
organelle A membrane-bound structure inside a cell that performs a specialized function
nucleus A membrane-bound structure in eukaryotic cells that contains the DNA
DNA Contains information that forms the hereditary material of all cells
taxonomy The branch of science that formally names and classifies organisms by their structure, function, and relationships
structure The arrangement of parts that form a living thing
unicellular organism An organism made up of one cell
multicellular organism An organism made up of more than one cell, and often made up of different types of cells
function What something does; the way it works
autotrophic organism An organism that obtains its nutrition from simple, inorganic compounds
heterotrophic organism Unable to make its own food from simple inorganic molecules
reproduction The process by which organisms produce more of their own kind
sexual reproduction The reproductive process involving two parents whose genetic material is combined to produce a new organism different from the parents
asexual reproduction A method of reproduction that requires only one parent
domains The highest level of the taxonomic hierarchy; includes three groups: Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya
domain bacteria One of the three taxonomic domains; includes prokaryotic, single-celled organisms that lack a membrane-enclosed nucleus and that can be classified by shape
domain archaea One of the three taxonomic domains; includes unicellular organisms that are prokaryotic like bacteria, but also share characteristics with eukaryotes
domain eukarya One of the three taxonomic domains of organisms; cells contain a membrane-enclosed nucleus
kingdoms One of the three taxonomic domains of organisms; cells contain a membrane-enclosed nucleus
kingdom bacteria Kingdom of prokaryotic, single-celled organisms that lack a membrane-enclosed nucleus and can be classified by shape
kingdom archaea Kingdom of unicellular organisms that are prokaryotic like bacteria, but also share characteristics with eukaryotes
kingdom protista Kingdom of single-celled and simple multiple-celled eukaryotic organisms
kingdom fungi Kingdom of heterotrophic eukaryotes that reproduce through asexual spores and have chitin in their cell walls
kingdom plantae Kingdom of autotrophic eukaryotes that includes all plants
kingdom animalia Kingdom of heterotrophic eukaryotes that includes all animals