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Marine Biology Module 3

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zooplankton
tiny floating organisms that are either small animals of protozoa
bacteria
prokaryotic, songle-celled, microscopic organisms
thallus
the complete body of an alga, not differentiated into true leaves, stems, or roots
lichen
an orgainism that results from the symbiosis between a fungus and an alga
symbiosis
a close relatoinship between two species where at least one benefits
haploid cell
a cell that contains half the normal number of chrimosomes (one from each pair)
chemosynthesis
the making of organic material from inorganic substances using chemical energy
decomposers
organsims that break down dead organic matter into smaller molecules
phytoplankton
photosynthetic organisms that drift in the water
alternation of generations
a life cycle that alternates between a sexual stage (gametophyte) and an asexual stage (sporophyte)
diploid cell
a cell that has chromosomes which come in pairs

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