Apologia Biology - Module 2: Kingdom Monera (2nd edition)

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An organism that causes disease


An organism that feeds on dead matter


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


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


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


The transfer of a DNA segment from a nunfunctional donor cell to that of a functional recipient cell


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


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


Organisms from the same species that have markedly different traits

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