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Bacteria and Viruses 7th Grade

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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