ZOO VOCAB - Section 1.1 atom the smallest chemical unit of...

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Section 1.1 Section 1.2 atom species molecule offspring genetically identical to the parent organelle unicellular single celled cell the fundamental unit of life multicellular composed of more than one cell tissue organ irritability the tendency to respond immediately to a stimuli organ system organs connected physically or chemically that function together adaptation a living individual population community all organisms in a given place and time ecosystem biosphere parts of the planet and its atmosphere where life is possible biochemical a molecule that is important to biological systems functions that arise as complexity grows metabolism the chemical reactions within cells that maintain life producers extract energy from the nonliving environment consumers decomposers consumers that obtain energy from dead organisms (fungi) homeostasis the ability to keep conditions constant the smallest chemical unit of a type of pure substance (element). Includes protons, neutrons, and electrons any group of organisms that can sucessfully reproduce over several generations a small group of joined atoms (an amino acid is a building block of a protein asexual reproduction a membrane bounded structure within a complex cell that has a specific function a collection of specialized cells and the substances they secrete that function in a coordinated fashion sexual reproduction mixes genetic material, usually from two individuals, to form genetically unique offspring a structure consisting of tissues organized to interact to carry out specific functions a response that develops over time; a population-level response that enables sucessive generations to sucessfully reproduce in a given
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course ZOO 1114 taught by Professor Melodybrooks during the Spring '08 term at The University of Oklahoma.

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ZOO VOCAB - Section 1.1 atom the smallest chemical unit of...

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