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biology keystone #1

keystone vocabulary set 1- set 4

TermDefinition
eukaryote a type of organism containing a membrane-bound nucleus and specialized organelles
prokaryote an organism that lacks a membrane-bound nucleus and specialized organelles
unicellular an organism consisting of one cell
multicellular an organism consisting of more than one cell
sexual reproduction two cells fusing to produce offspring with different traits then their parents
asexual reproduction one cell produces identical offspring
biology the study of scientific life
evolution the gradual change of a population over time
DNA a macromolecule that stores and transmits genetic information
energy the ability to do work
tissue a group of cells performing a similar function
organs a group of tissues performing a common function
organ systems a group of organs that work together to perform a specific function or task
organism a form of life; an animal, a plant, fungus, protist, or bacteria
cell the basic unit of structure and function for all living organisms
golgi apparatus the organelle responsible for modifying and packaging proteins for release by the cell
mitochondrion the organelle found in most eukaryotic cells; site of cellular respiration that produces ATP
nucleus the organelle in eukaryotic cells that houses DNA that controls and regulates cellular activites
chloroplast organelles containing chlorophyll commonly found in photosynthetic organisms and mainly responsible for making food
ribosme the organelle that is the site of protein synthesis in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
Created by: rippert