BIOLOGY KEY WORDS- variety of living organisms

Chloroplast

an organelle found in plant cells and some protoctist cells that can capture energy from light for use in phototsynthesis

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Hypha

a single thread of fungal mycelium (plural hyphae)

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Mycelium

a mass of pyphae that form the body of a fungus

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Pathogen

an organism that causes disease in another living organism. pathogens occur in fungi, bacteria, protoctists and viruses

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Plasmid

a small circle of genetic material found in some bacteria in addition to the circular chromosome

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Saprotrophic nutrition

the digestion of dead food material outside the body, as in fungi

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