Bacteria and Virus - 2nd Vocabulary Quiz

STUDY
PLAY
Chemoautotroph
organism that makes organic carbon molecules from carbon dioxide using energy from chemical reactions
Faculatative anaerobe
can live with or without oxygen
Endospore
type of spore formed when a bacterium produces a thick internal wall that encloses its DNA and a portion of its cytoplasm
Coccus
spherical prokaryote
Photoheterotroph
organism that is photosynthetic but needs organic compounds as a carbon source
Obligate aerobe
organism that REQUIRES A CONSTANT SUPPLY OF OXYGEN in order to live
Binary fission
a form of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides to form two identical cells
Nitrogen fixation
process of converting nitrogen gas into ammonia
Moneran
Now obsolete taxonomic group in biological classification of one cell organisms