Flashcards in bacteria and virus vocabulary Deck (12):
a microscopic single-celled organism that has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles. Prokaryotes include the bacteria and cyanobacteria.
a rod-shaped bacterium.
any spherical or roughly spherical bacterium.
a bacterium with a rigid spiral structure, found in stagnant water and sometimes causing disease
This process occurs in some single-celled Eukaryotes like Amoeba and Paramecium.
a resistant asexual spore that develops inside some bacteria cells.
the chemical processes by which atmospheric nitrogen is assimilated into organic compounds, especially by certain microorganisms as part of the nitrogen cycle.
the use of either naturally occurring or deliberately introduced microorganisms or other forms of life to consume and break down environmental pollutants, in order to clean up a polluted site.
a medicine (such as penicillin or its derivatives) that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.
Pathogenic is a medical term that describes viruses, bacteria, and other types of germs that can cause some kind of disease.
an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.