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Bacteria Quiz

Prokaryote cells lacking a nucleus
Cytoplasm the gel-like material inside the cell
Archaebacteria "ancient bacteria" Scientists think today's *W*O*R*D* resemble Earth's first life forms. (Many live in EXTREME conditions)
Eubacteria Prokaryotes that live everywhere but extreme conditions: in/on your body, near the ocean's surface, etc.
Binary Fission process in which a unicellular organism (such as bacteria) reproduces by dividing into two identical cells
Conjugation involves a transfer of genetic material from one cell to another
cellular respiration the process of breaking down food to release energy
endospore a small, rounded, think walled, "resting cell that can survive harsh conditions
methane gas created by archaebacteria
infectious diseases illnesses that pass from one organism to another. Infectious diseases are spread in one of four ways: through contact with an infected person, a contaminated object, an infected animal, or an environmental source.)
Toxin poison
Botulism most deadly toxin on Earth. It is rare, but deadly! It is most often found in canned fruits or vegetable products that were not thoroughly heated.
Antitoxin a substance that counter acts the effects of a toxin
Antibiotic a chemical (medicine) that can kill bacteria without harming a person's cells
Inhibitor a substance that slows or stops the growth of bacteria
Vaccine a substance that stimulates the body to produced chemicals that destroy viruses or bacteria
resistant not influenced or harmed (The number of antibiotic resistant diseases is growing.)
Created by: maglove97