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lesson 2

bacteria a single celled organism that lacks a nucleus
cytoplasm a thick fluid in a cell located inside the membrane
ribosomes a small grain shaped organelle in the cytoplasm
flagellum a long whiplike structure that helps a cell to move
cellular resperation the process that releases energy by breaking down glucose and other food molecules in the presence of oxygen
binary fission a form of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides, forming 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 reproduced by prokaryotes, such as bacteria, in unfavorable conditions; a thick wall encloses the DNA and the cytoplasm
pasteurization a process of heating food that is 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 other organisms, and returns raw materials to the soils and water
Created by: StellaNelson