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bacteria single-celled prokaryotes that are all autotrophs, heterotrophs, and decomposers
cytoplasm gel-like fluid that moves structures
ribosome factory workers in the cytoplasm that make proteins
flagellum a long whip-like structure that helps the bacteria cell to move around
cellular respiration the process in which energy is released by breaking down food molecules such as glucose in the presence of oxygen
binary fission a form of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides into two identical cells
conjugation a form of sexual reproduction in which a unicellular organism transfers some of its genetic material to another unicellular organism
endospore a structure produced by prokaryotes in unfavorable conditions; a thick wall encloses the DNA and some of the cytoplasm
pasteurization a process of heating food to a temperature high enough to kill most harmful bacteria without changing the taste of the food
decomposer an organism that gets energy by breaking down wastes and dead organisms, and returns raw materials to the soil and water
Created by: anthon_le