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Unit 12

Organisms

TermDefinition
Asexual Reproduction Type of reproduction requiring only one set of genetic material (1 parent)
Autotrophic An organism that is able to make its own food
Cell The smallest unit of life; it is enclosed by a membrane and contains genetic material
Domain All forms of life are classified into three groups, based on their characteristics
Eukaryotic A cell containing a membrane-enclosed nucleus and organelles
Heterotrophic An organism that cannot make its own food
Kingdom A major category in the scientific classification of living things that ranks above the phylum and below the domain
Multicellular An organisms made up of more than one, often different, cells
Nucleus The organelle found in eukaryotic cells that contains genetic material responsible for controlling the activities of the cell
Organism An individual form of life that is capable of growing, metabolizing nutrients, and usually reproducing
Prokaryotic A small cell lacking a nucleus or any other membrane-enclosed organelle
Reproduction Sexual or asexual process of an organism producing more of its own kind
Sexual Reproduction Reproduction involving two sets of genetic material (two parents)
Taxonomy The branch of science that formally names and classifies organisms by their structure, function, and relationships
Unicellular An organism made up of one cell
Created by: jennychapates