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osmosis
diffusion of water across a semipermeable membrane
osmophiles
microbes that grow in high salt or sugar enviroments: example: yeast and molds
plasmolysis
shrinking of cytoplasm away from cell walls may inhibit growth, due to lack of water, due to osmosis.
Halophiles
microbes that tolerate or require high salt.
Binary fission
most common type of reproduction in bacteria: one bacterium divides to produce two new cells this is different from mitosis involves no centrioles nor spindle usually faster than mitosis.