What is the micro-organism that causes chicken pox?

Answer Chicken pox is caused by a virus called the varicella-zoster virus. It is a member of the family of herpes viruses, as are Epstein Barr virus (causing infectious mononucleosis, or "mono") and Herpe... Read More »

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What is it called when a new organism grows from the parent organism?

What is an organism that has no nucleus called?

Organisms that lack a membrane-bound nucleus within their cells are collectively called prokaryotes. Prokaryotes consist of the single-celled archaeans and eubacteria. Conversely, organisms with a ... Read More »

What makes an organism an organism?

An organism lives. It has life because of organs. Organs are structures such as the lungs of animals, or the leaves of plants. These structures have specific, usually essential, jobs to do. Each or... Read More »

What is an organism that does not require oxygen for respiration?

Many bacteria do not require oxygen for respiration; these are called anaerobes. Anaerobes may be obligate anaerobes, which cannot grow in the presence of oxygen; aerotolerant anaerobes, which do n... Read More »