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bacteria vocab

bacteria single-celled organisms that lack a nucleus
cytoplasm thick fluid region of a cell located inside of the cell membrane
ribosome a small grain-shaped organelle in the cytoplasm of a cell the produces protiens
flagellum a long, whip-like 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 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 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 dead organisms and renews raw materials to the soil and water
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