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chapter 2 lesson 2


bacteria single celled organisms with genetic material not contained in the nucleus
cytoplasm gel like fluid that moves structures through the cell
ribosome chemical factories where proteins are produced
flagellum a long whip like structure that helps a cell to move
cellular resperation the process of breaking down food to release energy
binary fission when one cell divides into two identical cells
conjugation when one bacterium transfers it's genetic material through a thin, thread like bridge.
endospore a small rounded thick-walled resting cell that forms inside of a bacteria cell
pasteurization when food is heated to a temperature that is high enough to kill most harmful bacteria without changing the taste
decomposer an organisms that break down large, complex chemicals in dead organisms into small, simple chemicals
Created by: Ebustos