Biology GCSE (1) B7

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Abiogenesis

The ancient belief in the spontaneous generation of life from non living matter.

Antibiotic

A chemical substance produced by a microorganism which has the capacity, in dilute solutions, to inhibit the growth of or to kill other microorganisms.

Bacteria

Microscopic, single-celled organisms belonging to Kingdom Monera that possess a prokaryotic type of cell structure, which means their cells are noncompartmentalized, and their DNA (usually circular) can be found throughout the cytoplasm rather than within a membrane-bound nucleus. They reproduce by fission or by forming spores.

Biogenesis

Living things can only be produced by another living thing, and not by a non-living thing.

Budding

The formation of an outgrowth from

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