Episode 1 Characteristics of organism

Autotroph

An organism that is able to capture energy from sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce its own food 676

ekaryotic

An organism whose cells contain a nucleus 682

Hetrotroph

An organism that cannot make its own food. 685

sexual reproduction

A reproductive prosses that involves two parents a new organism which differs from both parents 694

uicellular

made of a single cell

asexual reproduction

Process by which a single parent reproduces by itself 677

Multicellular

Consisting of many cells

Photosynthesis

process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches 609

Prokaryote

A unicellular organism that lacks a nucleus and membrane bound organelles 692

Chemosynthesis

Process by which some organisms, such as certain bacteria, use chemical energy to produce carbohydrates 678