an organism especially a bacterium that requires air or free oxygen for life. Creb cycle + electron transport change
single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
a form of asexual reproduction in single-celled organisms by which one cell divides into two cells of the same size therefore duplicating the DNA
organism that makes organic carbon molecules from carbon dioxide using energy from chemical reactions
the act of making or becoming a single unit, the genetic information is shared
predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll
special, dehydrated cell formed when conditions are unfavorable
a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
bacteria with a more porous cell wall, does not retain purple stain, appears red/pink/orange after Gram straining procedure
bacteria that retains purple stains because of un porous cell wall.
archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival
(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
a microorganism that produces methane gas, llives in anaerobic enviornment
anaerobic- without oxygen
organism that uses energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water to carbon compounds
short, hairlike protein structures on the surface of some bacteria
uni cellular (no nuclease), have DNA. Defined as bacteria or Archaea. Always asexual
A uni cellular bacteria without a nuclease in a spherical form
(genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
bionary fission (asexula reproduction) or forming an endospore during very difficult conditions
spiral shaped bacteria
an organism that has adapted to living in very high temperatures (heat), such as bacteria or algae
Kingdom of unicellular prokaryotes whose cell walls are made up of peptidoglycan,
considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae, extreme environments, no peptidoglycan cell wall, live w/o O2, survive only where there is no oxygen
Members of the most primitive of the five kingdoms of living things, single-celled organisms that do not have a nucleus
used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relationship beneficial to each
Monerans are microscopic organisms that lack what?
a membrane-bound nucleus and membrane-bound organelles
What do scientists say Monerans resemble (don't say my mother!)
First life forms on earth.
The Kingdom Monera is made-up of:
Archaebacteria and Eubacteria
Monerans can be identified by:
their cell wall structure, shape, metablolism or address. Also by the bling they wear if they are from New York.
Monerans are usually...
Monerans reproduce by
1. binary fission or 2. Conjugation
Monerans can survive harsh conditions if they form...
Monerans are vital as what?
decomposers (Think, Mozart after he died was decomposing and his name starts with an M)
Many monerans like to hang out and live in what type of relationship?
Some monerans can cause what?
Humans use ____________ in many ways.