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Binomial Nomenclature
Standard 2-part naming system for naming any species
Taxonomy
The classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships
Kingdom
Highest taxonomic grouping;the 5 kingdoms are Animal, Plant, Monera, Protista, and Fungi
Virus
Ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within living cells
Nucleic Acid
A large molecule that is composed of nucleotide subunits
Lytic Cycle
Steps in viral reproduction that leads to cell lysis
Lipid
Any of a group of fat or fat-like compounds, including sterols,fatty acids,and many others
Chemoautotrophic
Organism that lives in extreme conditions that can only do chemosynthesis
White Blood Cell
Made by bone marrow and fight infection by phagocytosis
Pathogenic
Capable of causing disease
Antibody
Proteins that react with antigens on red blood cells and may destroy infused red blood cells
Prokaryote
A cell with no nucleus, only example is BACTERIA
Binary Fission
Method of bacterial reproduction where cell splits itself into two parts, in favorable conditions
Cilia
Hair like structures that help organisms move
Flagella
Hair like projection used for locomotion in some microorganisms and for moving food within organisms