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What is a Bacteria?
- microscopic uni-cellular organisms that are prokaryotic.

- lack a cell nucleus and various other organelles

- they are asexual and reproduce cheifly by binary fisson.

- They may have spherical (coccus), rodlike (bacillus), or curved (vibrio, spirillum, or spirochete) bodies.
Binary Fission
- Prokaryotic cell that reproduce into two daughter cells.

- Single cell that replicates asexually

- lack a cell nucleus and various other organelles
- Eukaryotes microorganisms that vary greatly in size from microscopic to macroscopic.

- Sexual and Asexual reproductive forms

- Produce posion

- Produce oxygen and carbohydrates

- Not pathogenic
Molds (Fungi)
- Eukaryotic organisms with a nucleus that contain the cells DNA

- Reproduce sexually and asexually

- Form masses of long hyphae/filaments that criss cross each other and grow into mycerium mat (this is the cottony growth that you will find on breads whose sell by date has expired)

- Microscopic eukaryotics unicelluar organisms.

- Move by pseudopods (flagella or cilia).

- Reproduce sexually or asexually

- Live as parasites or as free entities.