Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology Module 2

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Vocab. for Module 2

Pathogen

An organism that causes disease

Saprophyte

An organism that feeds on dead matter

Parasite

An organism that feeds on a living host

Aerobic Organism

An organism that requires oxygen

Anaerobic Organism

An organism that does not require oxygen

Steady State

A state in which members of a population die as quickly as new members are born

Exponential Growth

Population growth that is unhindered because of the abundance of resources for an ever-increasing population

Logistic Growth

Population growth that is controlled by limited resources.

Conjugation

A temporary union of 2 organisms for the purpose of DNA transfer

Plasmid

A small, circular section of extra DNA that confers one or more traits to a bacterium and can be reproduced separately from the main bacterial genetic code

Transformation

The Transfer of a DNA segment from a nonfunctional donor cell to that of a functional recipient cell

Transduction

The process in which infection by a virus results in DNA being transferred from one bacterium to another

Endospore

The DNA and other essential parts of a bacterium coated with several hard layers

Strains

Organisms from the same species that have markedly different traits

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