Single cells that lack a nucleous.
The area where genes are found.
Contains the DNA;is a thick coated, resistant structure.
Enables the bacteria to attach to other cells.
Process in which the cell pinches in two.
Taking bacteria to another one.
Protects the cell from harsh environments.
The genetic material within a protein coat, but it has no organelles or other characteristics of life.
Outer layer of the protein.
Is responsible for the diseases such as "mad cow."
Contains RNA instead of DNA.
Viral genes instruct the host cell to make many copies of the viral RNA or DNA.
In which the viral DNA integrates into a host chromosome and lies dormant for some time.
Large complex polymere commposed of C,H,O,N & S.
Ball shaped structure of bacteria.
Rod shaped structure of bacteria.
Squiggly shaped structure of bacteria.
A microbe or microorganism such as a virus, bacterium, prion, or fungus that causes disease in its animal or plant host.