Chapter 9-2 Science Key terms

Term Definition
Bacteria Single-Celled organisms that lack a nucleus prokaryotes.
Flagellum A long whip like structure that helps a cell to move.
Binary Fission A form of asexual reproduction in which one cell divides to form two identical cells.
Asexual Reproduction A reproductive process that involves only one parent and produces offspring that are identical to the parent.
Sexual Reproduction A reproductive process that involves to parents that combine their genetic material to produce a new organism which differs from both parents.
Endospore A small rounded thick walled resting cell that forms inside a bacteria cell.
Pasteurization A process of heating food to a temperature that is high enough to kill most harmful bacteria with out changing the taste of the food .

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