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biofilms

complex community of microorganisms that form a protective and adhesive matrix that attaches to a surface, such as a catheter or industrial pipeline

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quorum sensing

the ability of bacteria to chemically communicate and coordinate behaviro by signaling molecules

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myxobacteria

soil bases- exhibit the most complex behavior known to prokaryotes

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ribosomes

make protein

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metabolism

all the chemical reactions occuring inside a cell

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taxonomy

science of naming organisms

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prokaryotes

2 domains- bacteria and archae

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ribosomal RNA

criteria for domain placement

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beneficial bacteria

-sewage treatment
-nitrogen fixation (nitrogen fixing bacteria convert atmospheric N to usable forms)
-decomp and recycling
-bioremediation (converts toxic to nontoxic)
-antibiotic production

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pathogens and bacteria

most of the known pathogens are in the domain Bacteria- but not all