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An immunity given by a vaccine is: Artificially acquired active
A small living plant or animal seen only with a microscope; a microbe
A microbial organism with the ability to cause disease
A non-cellular infectious agent that has two characteristics
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
Domain of unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls that do not contain peptidoglycan
Animal-like with no cell wall
An organism that lives off of another organism causing harm to it.(The winner in the relationship)
Domain Eukarya; heterotrophic; unicellular/multicellular; asexual/sexual reproduction
Living cell in which a virus can actively multiply or in which a virus can hide until activated by environmental stimuli
Drugs that block the growth and reproduction of bacteria
Can be viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic pathogens
An abnormal state in which the body is not functioning normally
A disease causing agent
A form of asexual reproduction in single-celled organisms by which one cell divides into two cells of the same size
A process in which individuals that have certain inherited traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits.
Asexual reproductive or resting cell capable of developing into a new organism without fusion with another cell, in contrast to a gamete.
Body's immune response to prevent infections by invading pathogenic microorganisms.
Product of reproduction, a new organism produced by one or more parents
Same species as wild type bacteria, just is lacking a gene, or has a mutation in a gene. This could be generated in a lab.
A weakened or inactive version of a pathogen that stimulates the body's production of antibodies which can aid in destroying the pathogen
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease.
an epidemic that is geographically widespread
A disease that is caused by a pathogen and that can be spread from one individual to another.
a disease that cannot spread from one person to another
Measures contributing to cleanliness and good health
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
An organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease
A form of technology that uses living organisms, usually genes, to modify products, to make or modify plants and animals, or to develop other microorganisms for specific purposes.
-large scale cultivation using plows harnessed to animals or more powerful energy sources
Body of moral principles intended to guide human conduct. The study of ethics includes the following three branches
Is any animal capable of transmitting pathogens or producing human or animal discomfort or injury.