prokaryote

An organism that consists of a single cell that does not have a nucleus

binary fusion

A form of asexual reproduction in single-celled organisms by which one cell divides into two cells of the same size

endospore

A thick-walled protective spore that forms inside a bacterial cell and resists harsh conditions

bioremediation

The biological remediation of hazardous waste by living organsims

antibiotics

medicine used to kill bacteria and other microorganisms

pathogenic bacteria

Bacteria that causes diseases

virus

A microscopic particle that gets inside a cell and often destroys the cell

host

An organism from which a parasite takes food and shelter

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