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Medical Microbiology terms
The term refering to putting organisms into categories to show degrees of similitaries
The study of the evolutionary history of organisms
Systematics, or phylogeny
What are the three kingdoms of the domain Eukarya?
Animals, Plants and Fungi
What is included in the Domain Bacteria?
All pathogenic prokaryotes as well as many of the nonpathogenic prokaryotes.
What does the Domain Archaea inlcude?
prokaryotes that do not have peptidoglycan in their cell walls.
for evolution, is based on nucleotide sequences in the genomes of organisms
the system that gives two names to each organism
a group made up of genera
groups of similar families
groups of similar orders
groups of related classes
groups of phyla that are related to each other
groups of related kingdoms
difined as a population of cells with similar charchteristics
A pure culture that is a population of cells with similar charachteristics
A group identified by numbers, letters or names that follow the specific epithet
Simple eukaryotic organims, mostly unicellular
The organisms once classified as protists are being divided into this group, those that are genetically related
This kingdom includes all mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants
The kingdom of multicellular organisms includes sponges, various worms, insects and animas with backbones
A population of ciruses with similar charachteristics, that occupies a particular ecological niche.
The vegetative form of a protozoan
The process of multiple fission, in which one organism divides to produce many daughter cells
an anthropod that carries disease causing organisms from one host to another
and is called Trichomoniasis
A disease charachterized by frequent, watery stools containing blood and mucous
A nonliving object that can spread infection
The transfer of genetic material from one cell to another involving cell-to-cell contact
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism (the parasite) exploits another (the host) w/out providing any benefit in return
A sybmiotic relationship in which two organisms live in associatin and one is benefiited while the other is neither benefited nor harmed
A type of symbiosis in which both organisms or populations benefit