BACTERIA

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bacteria

Single cells that lack a nucleous.

nucleoid

The area where genes are found.

capsule

Contains the DNA;is a thick coated, resistant structure.

pilus

Enables the bacteria to attach to other cells.

binary fission

Process in which the cell pinches in two.

conjugtion

Taking bacteria to another one.

endospore

Protects the cell from harsh environments.

virus

The genetic material within a protein coat, but it has no organelles or other characteristics of life.

capsid

Outer layer of the protein.

prion

Is responsible for the diseases such as "mad cow."

retrovirus

Contains RNA instead of DNA.

lyctic cycle

Viral genes instruct the host cell to make many copies of the viral RNA or DNA.

lysogenic cycle

In which the viral DNA integrates into a host chromosome and lies dormant for some time.

protein

Large complex polymere commposed of C,H,O,N & S.

cocci

Ball shaped structure of bacteria.

baccilli

Rod shaped structure of bacteria.

spirilla

Squiggly shaped structure of bacteria.

pathogen

A microbe or microorganism such as a virus, bacterium, prion, or fungus that causes disease in its animal or plant host.

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