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Bacteria Vocab

bacteria single-celled organisms
cytoplasm region inside the cell membrane
ribosomes chemical factories where proteins are produced
flagellum a long, whiplike structure that helps a cell to move
cellular respiration 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 transfer some of its genetic material to another unicellular organism
Endospore A structure produced by prokaryotes such as bacteria and unfavorable conditions of thick wall and closes the DNA and some of the cytoplasm
Pasteurization A process of heating food to a temperature 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 waste and dead organisms and return the Rall materials to the soil and water
Created by: katieroman